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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A royal pain in the border
The immigration debate is red hot, including on the morning show today. On the national front, the Senate has blinked on the comprehensive "reform" bill (300 pages and running). Will big business come to the rescue?

Pat Buchanan warns that white people are on the verge of E.X.T.I.N.C.T.I.O.N! ... between all the abortions since 1973 and all the little brown people having pickininneys...
According to the Census Bureau, from mid-2005 to mid-2006, the U.S. minority population rose 2.4 million, to exceed 100 million. Hispanics, 1 percent of the population in 1950, are now 14.4 percent. Their total number has soared 25 percent since 2000 alone. The Asian population has also grown by 25 percent since 2000.

The number of white kids of school age fell 4 percent, however. Half the children 5 and younger in the United States are now minorities.

What is happening to us? An immigrant invasion of the United States from the Third World, as America's white majority is no longer even reproducing itself. Since Roe v. Wade, America has aborted 45 million of her children. And Asia, Africa and Latin America have sent 45 million of their children to inherit the estate the aborted American children never saw. God is not mocked.

And white America is in flight.

In the 1990s, for the first time since the Spanish came, whites left California. Two million departed. From July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, 100,000 more packed up and headed back whence their fathers came. The "Anglo" population of the Golden State is down to 43 percent and falling fast. White folks are now a minority in Texas and New Mexico. In Arizona, Hispanics account for over half the population under 20.

The future is not in doubt. Why ought this be of concern?

First, while the black and Hispanic population combined is now 85 million – five times what it was in 1960 – half of all black and Hispanic kids drop out of high school. And the average math and reading scores of the half who graduate are at seventh-, eighth- or ninth-grade levels.

And the future is not so sanguine as it seemed 50 years ago. ...
Damnit, soon we'll be a nation of black and brown burglars...

Next, Pat quotes from his book, "State of Emergency":
"In 1960, 18 million black Americans, 10 percent of the nation, were not fully integrated into society, but they had been assimilated into our culture. They worshiped the same God, spoke the same language, had endured the same Depression and war, watched the same TV shows on the same four channels, laughed at the same comedians, went to the same movies, ate the same foods, read the same newspapers and went to schools where, even when segregated, we learned the same history and literature and shared the same holidays: Christmas, New Year's, Washington's Birthday, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day. Segregation existed, but black folks were as American as apple pie, having lived in this land longer than almost every other group save the Native Americans.

"That cultural unity, that sense that we were one people, is gone."
Aye, Dios mio!

Meanwhile, here in Florida, our Republican Senator, Mel Martinez, is all Lindsey Graham over the McCain-Kennedy bill, while the Democrat, Bill Nelson, is strangely non-committal (sounds like Hillary, Obama, Edwards et. al. are using the "company strategy...")

And get a load of the cat fight between Baghdad John and Switcharoo Mitt:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican John McCain accused presidential rival Mitt Romney of flip-flopping on immigration Monday and said with sarcasm: "Maybe his solution will be to get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn."

McCain also said he was disappointed in potential candidate Fred Thompson for opposing immigration legislation the Arizona senator is co-sponsoring.

The immigration spat comes as the GOP race turns increasingly contentious and as Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, shows signs of gaining steam in Iowa and New Hampshire while Thompson lays the groundwork for what increasingly appears to be his own White House bid.

After months of behind-the-scenes aggression between the McCain and Romney campaigns, the two rivals openly sparred last week during a debate at the University of South Carolina.

In a conference call with bloggers Monday, McCain took Romney to task for being against the Senate's immigration measure. Romney's campaign dismissed McCain's remarks, saying they showed a candidate on the ropes over a politically volatile issue.

McCain, long a backer of a comprehensive immigration overhaul, is a co-sponsor of the measure that would meld stronger border security with a guest-worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for many of the 12 million immigrants in the country illegally. Neither the measure nor McCain's backing of it sits well with hard-line conservatives.

Romney, who has sought to position himself to the right of McCain on this and other issues, says he opposes the measure because it would allow virtually every illegal immigrant to remain indefinitely, and, thus, "is a form of amnesty."

And, in the "just sayin'" category ... African-Americans are becoming increasingly vocal in their opposition to illegal migrant amnesty, but also to the "competition" from legal immigrants, who some, including on our morning show, claim are taking away their jobs. On the first front, I hate the idea of African-Americans, who have been in this country for more than 400 years, scratching it out with slave wage migrants for bottom of the barrel jobs picking vegetables (do we really want to go back to sharecropping?) Second, it's hard to compete with the legal migrants, who studies show are, for the most part, educated, industrious and motivated, when nearly half of us are not completing high school. Black America has a competitiveness problem, not a competition problem. That's just my take.

That said, the amnesty bill is a bad idea -- bad for illegal migrants who will be slapped with a $5,000 debt and essentially turned into indentured servants ... bad for Mexico, which has no incentive to fix its plutocratic socioeconomic system rather than exporting its poverty via temporary workers and remittances up north ... bad for American workers who are seeing all wages, not just agricultural ones, declining, and bad for politicians stupid enough to go along with this Agribusiness and U.S. Chambers of Commerce boondoggle (I see you, John McCain...)
posted by JReid @ 9:47 AM  
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