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2006-05-01 03:07:06 PM
Wintermute
What a great idea, we don't want illegal aliens depriving our country of tax dollars and revenue, so instead of sending them back to their country of origin, let's spend even more taxpayer money by locking them up in our jails! Great idea!


Are you stupid or just dishonest? Did you not notice where I said until we can deport them? That means no being released on only their word that they'll show up for a hearing and subsequent disciplinary proceedings.
 
2006-05-01 03:07:13 PM
Mandrax: Had I known so many of us worked on Jackson, I would have organized a Fark lunch.

I call her Ms. Jackson because I'm nasy.
 
2006-05-01 03:07:14 PM
if not paying taxes and taking up social services without paying into them is the real problem that people have with immigration i would like to propose the following compromise:

you can deport all of the illegals and also everyone who makes more than $150,000/year. that's an america that i could get behind.
 
2006-05-01 03:07:46 PM
psychoace: anyone else think the way farmers are going to make up for this day loss is by doubling there take of day workers tomorrow and just paying them like 10 cents less per hour to save money ???

Or they could just hire legal workers, pay them a decent wage, and I will gladly pay an extra 12 cents for strawberries and say farewell to the illegals.
 
2006-05-01 03:08:08 PM
Hollywood Cole: Sounds like YOU need to find Jesus.

Which one? His cousin, his uncle, his grandfather, or his next-door neighbor?

Kevin5280: Wow, I'm amazed at how so many people here have decided that since a lot of these people are here illegally that it makes them less than human.

Maybe you should move.
 
2006-05-01 03:08:14 PM
This thread has completely decimated my productivity for the afternoon. Twas fun. Bye now.
 
2006-05-01 03:08:40 PM
before, most didn't care. Now with all these protests going on, I'd expect a pretty big backlash from the country... It's like having your hand in the cookie jar already and not being caught by mom- then you biatch to her that she's got chocolate chip when you want Oreos. You shouldn't have been in there in the first place, and now you think you are entitled to something YOU want, when you could have easily just gotten away with eating the cookie in your hand with no worries.

Just plain stupid.

/Fill-in mexican making my breakfast sandwich
//Lunch was a little delayed, but no big deal
/|///illegal slashy...
 
2006-05-01 03:08:46 PM
The problem with the protest is, they're trying to say that they're irreplaceable.

They're not.

They're just shooting themselves in the foot. I heard from someone that their local WIC office is closed today...oh, the irony!
 
2006-05-01 03:08:46 PM
Humans have no right to the Earth.

They stole it from the animals!
 
2006-05-01 03:08:54 PM
Solution to the immigration problem:

Being caught within this country illegally shall result in immediate deportation. The tool used for deportation:

www.middelaldercentret.dk

Seriously, people say it's not feasible to round up illegal immigrants, yet law enforcement has no trouble rounding up and locking up people for minor marijuana offenses.
 
2006-05-01 03:08:55 PM
tchamber, good on ya, mate! ;)
 
2006-05-01 03:08:59 PM
SretiCentV: Yo trabajo ilegalmente

Asi que me estan gustando la mayoria de esos respuestas.

Algunos de ustedes hacen muy bien parecer que saben de lo que hablen.

Pero creeme, no saben.

Me parece que quieren parecerces intelligente, cuando en realidad no tienen ni idea de lo que hablen.

Asi se pasa informacion mala.

Si no sabes del asunto....No te haces parecer como sabes.

Porque algunos Farkers creen cualquier cosa que escuchen.



Oh no! The barbarians are here too!
 
2006-05-01 03:09:08 PM
Kevin5280

Stop being such a pussy.

No one said they aren't human...they're ILLEGAL ALIENS.

And, its not the United State's job to pay for Mexico's problems. If their economy sucks, the MExicans should do something about it.

I bet you're also against the war in Iraq...but you will support the United States forking over money to Mexico.

What a tard.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:16 PM
Wizzin: and I will gladly pay an extra 12 cents for strawberries

And if the success of Walmart tells us anything, its that the rest of America will buy the 12 cent cheaper strawberry.

When will Americans realize your strongest vote is with your dollar?
 
2006-05-01 03:09:21 PM
It's hard for me to feel too sympathetic after seeing how many "Che" signs and red flags they were waving.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:23 PM
02:54:56 PM maudibjr: People will vote for the same polotician and no change will occur and the illeags will continue to stream in. Viva the doller comes first GOP!

Name a prominent Democrat politician who's come out with a strong position opposing illegal immigration (and I mean something less nebulous than the "we have to secure our borders" pap most politicians spew these days). The GOP may be mostly useless on this issue too, but at least it has a few people like Tom Tancredo who are willing to address the problem directly. Democrats don't have even that much.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:26 PM
Wow, I'm amazed at how so many people here have decided that since a lot of these people are here illegally that it makes them less than human.

No, we're mostly just amazed that so many people can't seem to grasp the fact that 'illegal' is 'bad'.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:35 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I have really enjoyed my "day without immigrants". I was able to drive to work - comfortable in the knowledge that if someone ran into me they probably would have insurance.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:37 PM
If you drink Corona on Friday, it should be like drinking tea in Boston in 1775.
 
2006-05-01 03:09:37 PM
Such an in depth, detailed report of this and they didnt even get any photos. Maybe the camera guy was an immigrant.
 
2006-05-01 03:10:16 PM
Seems a lot of the organizers have a financial interest in illegal's, that includes the socialist groups trying to get these people stirred up.

Well duh.

Most of all, I'm amazed that they think this is a good strategic move for their cause. Just when people were starting to feel bad for them, they go and piss everyone off.

I've tried to explain this to a couple of people. It fell on deaf ears.
 
2006-05-01 03:10:21 PM
I can't take seriously people who refer to others as "illegals."

Uh-oh, we need a new hyphen...
Unauthorized-Americans?
 
2006-05-01 03:10:23 PM
bikerdiva
Illegals are taking jobs away from Americans in almost all sectors. From teenagers who can no longer work at fast-food restaurants as their first job (since they are now almost exclusively overrun with illegals), to working class jobs in factories, construction and both food and hotel services, to landscaping, to you name it...

Jobs that used to be available at "entry level" qualifications are now going to illegals because it is a cheap way for employers to turn a profit. No taxes, no issurance (they use the county hospital emergency room as their local doctor), no social security payments, etc. Who does all of this hurt the most? Blacks, poor whites, working class laborers... basically the people that liberals portray as noble heroes, but whom they are willing to sell-out to La Raza for a chance at new voters.

In addition, what no one wants to mention about the illegals influx is that we are importing poverty, illiteracy, disease, ignorance of our culture and traditions, and an entire generation that has no desire to be American, but instead a Mexican that just happens to live in America.
 
2006-05-01 03:10:31 PM
Kevin5280
Wow, I'm amazed at how so many people here have decided that since a lot of these people are here illegally that it makes them less than human citizens or those who followed the law to come here.

There, that's better.
 
2006-05-01 03:10:32 PM
LA270Hunter: I bet you're also against the war in Iraq...but you will support the United States forking over money to Mexico.

Well I have to admit, helping Mexico's economy would have a much more direct impact on my life than helping Iraq's.
 
2006-05-01 03:11:01 PM
I haven't noticed any change at all around here.

What we really need is for a couple nutjobs to take a page from Bin Laden and run into these crouds and blow themselves up. That would make for some fun news and seriously deter their next little gathering.

/does that get me an asile or window seat?
 
2006-05-01 03:11:03 PM
LA270Hunter

If they don't like being referred to as "illegals" then maybe they should go through the appropriate channels to become legal immigrants before moving here and stealing jobs from Americans, bringing diseases, lowering the wage scale, and using up vital resources that were intended for the benefit of actual citizens.

Oh the red herrings...

-Stealing jobs: since when are you entitled to that job? Work harder, junior.

-Bringing diseases: maybe you missed that phenomenon called "globalization" that brings people into this country from across the world, many who bring diseases with you. For bonus point, that's an interesting argument against GMO foods and grains.

-Lower wages: that's called the free market. You're not going to get paid the same today for what you did ten years ago.

-Using up vital resources: would be a valid point if you're willing to pay for public services. The Grover Norquists of the world cannot honestly lay claim to this argument.
 
2006-05-01 03:11:25 PM
Iamrobot=Iamidiot

What the hell gives you the idea that people that make over $150K/yr don't pay enough taxes? I'm getting smoked for about 35% to the Feds, and pay another 12k/yr in property taxes.
 
2006-05-01 03:12:00 PM
I can't believe how racist our country still is. Has racism become the cool thing now?

"Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind"
Tryon Edwards ((1809-1894))
 
2006-05-01 03:12:02 PM
Are we or are we not a country of laws? And I know that we don't have an "official" language, but English is the de facto language. Why refuse to speak it?
 
2006-05-01 03:12:17 PM
LA270Hunter
Illegals do not go through the standard medical tests. I work in a hospital. You'd be concerned about this, too if you saw the sheer number of them that come here carrying all kinds of infectious diseases.


Interesting point. I had to give blood for AIDs, etc testing to get a green card. But for temporary work visas I don't believe there is any testing required. (Not for Canuckians, anyways.)

I cut my own grass yesterday. Fark the illegals. It's not I hate them or anything but the law is the law. All laws should be either enforced or modified (or abolished). If deporting every illegal is not the right thing to do, change the laws.

And tax them (for what it's worth, being mostly poor there's not a lot of tax revenue there).
 
2006-05-01 03:12:32 PM
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2006-05-01 03:12:34 PM
LincolnLogolas: Seriously, people say it's not feasible to round up illegal immigrants, yet law enforcement has no trouble rounding up and locking up people for minor marijuana offenses.

Stoners aren't making companies billions by working for scab wages, you aint gonna get anyones help unless you can make rich people richer.
 
2006-05-01 03:12:37 PM
Otto_E_Rodika
totally agree - but now everybody thinks you're a big fat racist. :)
 
2006-05-01 03:12:44 PM
I always thought the "NEWS" tag was held for kind of unexpected events. This thing has been planned for weeks.
 
2006-05-01 03:13:36 PM
static.flickr.com

i may be president, but i dunno what to do about all these illegals. maybe we just build them a cake or sumsthing... then they will go home.
 
2006-05-01 03:13:38 PM
2006-05-01 02:28:58 PM Mr. Clarence Butterworth: If we pay teenagers to mow the lawns and pick the strawberries, the money would stay here, and America would have a work ethic, again.

Mr. Clarence Butterworth: NOBODY.....nobody celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. Shouldn't be drinking that Corona piss, anyway.

Madre de Dios! I have NEVER agreed with Mr. Butterworth on anything before, and here I am nodding my head at two statements he's made in a single thread.

Corona is piss. However, I do have a bottle of Jose Cuervo given to me for Christmas that I'll be drinking this Friday.
 
2006-05-01 03:13:44 PM
LA270Hunter

No one said they aren't human...they're ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Hey, this is the same crowd who thinks that if someone breaks into your house that you can beat and torture them, or that cops/Abu Gharaib soldiers can do whatever they want to "evildoers." You people are the ones who have raped the meaning of "personal responsibility" to mean that people in positions of authority (politicians, police officers, CEOs) are accountable to no one.
 
2006-05-01 03:13:52 PM
worldbeater

No, I just don't care. Yes, I was replying to the general sentiment of people who want to imprision illegal immigrants. No, I didn't look closely at your post to see if you felt that way, and no, I don't care.
 
2006-05-01 03:13:52 PM
bikerdiva
Illegals are taking jobs away from Americans in almost all sectors. From teenagers who can no longer work at fast-food restaurants as their first job (since they are now almost exclusively overrun with illegals), to working class jobs in factories, construction and both food and hotel services, to landscaping, to you name it...

Why blame the immigrants? Blame the employers idiot.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:01 PM
So, have we come to the conclusion that being illegally in our country and marching in protest is a good thing, and that this is all George Bush and Texas's fault yet?
 
2006-05-01 03:14:03 PM
debug: does that get me an asile or window seat?

Maybe the express
 
2006-05-01 03:14:22 PM
I'm not for illegal aliens having more rights, they're ILLEGAL, they need to try and get citizenship THEN they can fight for their rights in this country.
Despite that view, I'm also disappointed at some of the blatent racism in this thread (not those that are sincerely just joking). Some of you apparently want everyone in this country to be exactly the same, speak the same language, look the same, act the same, wtf? If that's the case why are any of us here? Many of your ancestors left countries that were just like that.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:26 PM
groak: I'm not leaving. Let the Mexicans in and deport the rednecks.

Hollywood ColeSounds like YOU need to find Jesus.


In Mark, Jesus actually foretold the exodus of the rednecks from America.

And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:27 PM
Imagine what would happen if the non-hispanics decided not to work for a day...

How about this: everyone who wants to live in the U.S. can just show up; don't worry about money, we have plenty; everyone can be free, and wealthy too!

With such a huge influx of unskilled labor, we'll all be on the fast-track to economic greatness.
I'm sure this will be just great for the country; it's done wonders for California.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:42 PM
reverbblue: We don't have an official language...

And the flag isn't "in English"...


We don't have an explicite law stating that english is the official language. However, to become a US citizen, you are required to have a command of the english language.

Nothing pisses me off more than the fact that a bunch a foreigners have come into this country illegaly and are demanding that we adapt our language and culture to suit them. Screw that. We have our own country, alnguage, and culture. You want to be part of this country, then it's your problem to adapt; not the other way around. We don't owe you jack shiit just because you managed to swim the Rio Grande.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:49 PM
Flange!

Iamrobot=Iamidiot

What the hell gives you the idea that people that make over $150K/yr don't pay enough taxes? I'm getting smoked for about 35% to the Feds, and pay another 12k/yr in property taxes.


You bought the house, dipshiat.
 
2006-05-01 03:14:54 PM
images5.theimagehosting.com

/ props to the_gospel_of_thomas
 
2006-05-01 03:15:03 PM
rampitt13: I can't believe how racist our country still is. Has racism become the cool thing now?

What exactly makes you think that Mexicans constitute a race?
 
2006-05-01 03:15:07 PM
If you need any unjustified whiners today, 3,000,000 internet racists are hanging out at home..
 
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