Sunday, April 25, 2010

Washington Post - making it all nice for you ...

I think this fits the Sunday Funnies meme. I did get a giggle.

I'll let you fill in the commentary.

From the
Many of the demonstrators at the Capitol complex booed when Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox announced that "the governor did not listen to our prayers."

"It's going to change our lives," said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. "We can't walk to school any more. We can't be in the streets anymore without
the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants."
... and sadly - The Washington Post:
"It's going to change our lives," said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old U.S. citizen from Phoenix. "We can't walk to school anymore. We can't be in the streets anymore without the [police] thinking we're illegal immigrants."
Hat tip from The Cabal.


Andrewdb said...

At church here in San Diego we pray for comprehensive immigration reform.  I keep asking when we will pray for political change in Mexico so that people don't have to leave their homes and families for a better life, but so far I can't convince them.

DeltaBravo said...

Nice move, WaPo!

Granted the police in Mexico have a horrible reputation.  Maybe that child inherited that attitude.

Sad.  He's on THIS side of the border now.  Where the police are tasked with keeping him safe.

Though I recall a joke from when I lived in Mexico:

Q.  How does a Mexican policeman stop your car?

A.  He puts his foot on the brake.

AW1 Tim said...

You know why Mexico has never feilded a good Olympics team?

  Because everyone who can run, jump or swim is over here..... O:-)  

Eric Palmer said...

Be nice if we could employ our Army to do something that is actually useful for the defense of the U.S.---put them on the South border. The oath does say: "All enemies foreign and domestic". 

Wharf Rat said...

I get a kick out of Obama's comments about this situation - something to the effect of 'challenging our views of fairness'.

What a intellectually bankrupt man.  It' was never about 'fairness'.  It's about creating a voting bloc that will always vote for Democrats.  The Democrats don't believe in the rule of law, so when someone actually passes a law, that flies in the face of what they're trying to do.

You have to have your drivers license w/you when you drive, but not when you vote.  That's just crazy.  And the democrats have been fighting this all the way.  Just like 'immigration reform'.

Uh - who needs reform?  Why not just follow the law as it is written?  I think the laws cover this stuff already.

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that the Post was attempting to shield a 13-year-old from the unintended consequences of his immaturity.

xformed said...

Calling Bill Ayers!  A 13 year old is ripe to be mentored!

UltimaRatioRegis said...

If WAPO didn't already have a well-earned reputation for being a leftist shill with at times virtually no consideration of the truth (the Valerie Plame story was that Karl Rove deliberately called up Bob Novak out of anger to "out" Plame coming to mind among many), then perhaps one could give the paper the benefit of the doubt.  But they have proven undeserving of that long ago.

Anon said...

The Democrats don't believe in the rule of law? WOW!  And I'm guessing you think Dick Chenney and his CIA bubbas were always in the right.

While the right has been banging the soicalism drum since January 2009, the Arizona immigration law is truly the most fascist event since Obama came into office.

Anon said...

That's not racist or anything.

Combat Wombat said...

Motivational mebbe...RAAAAAAAACCCIISSSSTTT!!111!!   _NOT_

Combat Wombat said...

Anon-o-troll: What part of "Illegal alien" confuses you as to whether or not said activity/ behavior falls within the established norms for immigrating (and ignoring the paperwork the Wombette had to file)?? Only now  is enforcing federal law illegal.

Largebill said...

No, it's not racist.  It is a mocking statement about what a mess that country has become that their citizens are doing anything they can (including breaking our immigration laws) in order to get out of that country.  Nothing racist about noting that people are trying to escape to a better life.

Byron said...

Thanks for outing yourself...only a died in the wool socialist of the Marxist stripe would ever call a legal law enforcing apprehension, detention and deportation of people here illegally a fascist law. Ya'll do love that "fascist" word, don't you?

Casey Tompkins said...

Darn it, Byron, that's "<span>soicalist," ok?</span>

Wombat, you got it right. I suppose "enforcing the law" == "fasicsm" now.

I would suggest people start breaking into rich progressives homes, and when they complain, retort that it's not "fair" that they have all those goodies, and that you're just trying to improve your own condition. I'm sure they'll grasp the inherent logic immediately. :)

C-dore 14 said...

DB, My guess would be that he picked up that term on this side of the border from his new friends.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

How is it fascist? Do you even know what the word fascist means? Or is it just your word for something you don't like?

DeltaBravo said...

Sadly, C-dore, that kind of "friend" would be no friend at all, and that kind of attitude ratchets down significantly the "Officer Friendly" quotient from the police.

C-dore 14 said...

Badger, That "F" word was all the rage among the hippies back in the 60s.  Maybe Anon is just going "retro". ;)

Anon said...

Just because a law is passed does not mean it is legal.  We do have a system of checks and balances, and eventually things will be righted.  I'm sure 50 years ago you would have been on the side of Jim Crow laws and 100 years ago you would have still wanted women to stay home and vote.

Casey - not sure I understand your logic - maybe you should reword.

So, let me try another tack since the fascist logic isn't working head on.  Think of all your Soviet/Cold War movies and in almost every movie you will see the line, "Comrade, where are you papers?"  What's the difference between that and the Arizona law?

Finally, I think you should look at the Bill of Rights.  I'm betting you all love your 2nd Amendment, but individual rights incorporate more than just owning a gun.  You can't cherry pick which rights you like and toss those that you don't.  Right to assembly with a gun? You bet.  Right to privacy?  It's okay...if you're not doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about.

And as a P.S.  If America is so great and our ideals are worth fighting for and bringing to foreign lands, then why can't they be applied to all people of the world?  Practice the freedoms you are willing to impose on others by giving the same basic rights as you.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Speaking as a Police Officer. I have to say that people are not going to be asked for 'thier papers' as a routine matter. One has to have probable cause before doing such an act. Even a simple stop and frisk, or Terry Stop, to use it's given name, must be made under the articulable belief that the person is up to something.  The who;e ' Sie! Kommen sie here! Schnell! Papers, bitte!' routine is just a bunch of horse elbows. 

Combat Wombat said...

<span>"Just because a law is passed does not mean it is legal"- So, if under the Constitution and bill of rights you mention, the duly elected representatives of a state, using the powers reserv ed for the state, pass a law, it's not legal?</span>
<span>From a source you might be able to understand, though it does use some big words: Ben's Guide to the US Government for kids-</span>
<span><span>"Except for Native Americans, the United States is a nation of people who left their home country looking for a better life (immigrants)... </span></span>
However, living in the United States doesn't automatically make one an American citizen. Residents of the United States can be aliens, nationals, or citizens.
Aliens: Aliens are people who have left (emigrated) a foreign country to the United States. They have some of the same freedoms and legal rights as U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote in elections. National: American nationals are natives of American territorial possessions. They have all the legal protections which citizens have, but they do not have the full political rights of US citizens. Citizens: Persons born in the U.S. or to U.S. citizens in foreign countries are citizens of the United States. Persons born in other countries who want to become citizens must apply for and pass a citizenship test. Those who become citizens in this manner are naturalized citizens.

Citizens of the U.S. enjoy all of the freedoms, protections, and legal rights which the Constitution promises."  (And yet we include many non-citizens in this as well,

and " When a person from a foreign country wants to become a US citizen, this process is called naturalization. The person has to do three things:
Fill out an application form. The form asks questions about the person’s background. The person also has a set of fingerprints taken. Take a citizenship test. The exam tests the person’s knowledge of U.S. government and history. Appear before a judge in court. The judge listens to the person’s reasons for wanting to become a U.S. citizen, and then decides if the person will be allowed to become a citizen. "

Where are those here without sanction in this definition? Unless you willfully and wrongfully place them in the "alien" category in which they clearly do not fit, nowhere.

Peddle yer "papers, Papieren, etc", "guns and god clinging" elsewhere. This Wombat ain't buying it.