An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 18 June 2011
Collective Bargaining is NOT a Right – Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Women in Music Portrayed as purely Se-xual – Woman Honor Thyself
Refuting Obama’s Attack on Small Business – Lloyd Marcus
The Liberal Apocalypse – Sultan Knish
Ron Ramsey Finally Speaks Out About the Secret Senator – Blue Collar Muse
Obama’s War on Oil, Coal, and America – Warning Signs
What Is the Libertarian Position on Abortion? – Calvin Frieburger Online
IT’S OFFICIAL! A borough of London is now an Islamic Republic – Bare Naked Islam
MUSLIM IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA MUST BE HALTED! – Angry White Dude
Liberals Are The People Our Parents Warned Us Against – Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead
From Recovery Summer to Misery Summer – Maggie’s Notebook
Leaked: smoke and mirror geoengineering ideas from the IPCC – Watts Up With That?
California Liberal Cesspool Is Least Free State – The Political Jungle
NYT Headline spin on Obama – Nonsensible Shoes
Nancy Pelosi Feels Your Pain: Net Worth Rose 62% Last Year – Michelle Malkin
Liberalism and Communism – Same Side of the Same Coin – Political Pistachio
Is the ‘Global Warming Scam’ running out of fuel? – Your Daddy’s Politics
GREGALOGUE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE – The Daily Gut
During committee testimony this week in Austin, a Texas senator interrupted a Spanish speaker telling him he should “be speaking in English” during a committee hearing.
Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition was testifying against Senate Bill 9 that would help crack down on illegal immigrants in Texas. Aguirre spoke through an interpreter even though he had been in the U.S. since 1988.
Two minutes into Antolin Aguirre’s testimony, Sen. Chris Harris, a Republican from Arlington, interrupted asking Aguirre’s interrupter, “Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?” Harris asked. “Why aren’t you speaking in English then?”
23 years, and he can’t be bothered to learn the language of the land? Did he come legally? Did he go through proper channels? Did he become a citizen, by choice? If so, then why hasn’t he learned the language of his home? Unless, of course, he doesn’t consider this to be home. In that case….get the hell out!
“It is insulting to us,” Sen. Harris fired back. “It is very insulting. And if he knows English, he needs to be speaking in English.”
Insulting is an understatement! That “immigrant rights” bs is also quite insulting! You immigrate, you become a citizen, you are no longer an immigrant. And they aren’t really talking about REAL immigrants, are they. It’s all about the criminals, isn’t it. You know the ones. They sneak in the back door, flop themselves down in the living room and expect YOU to cook dinner.
Millions of people have come to this land in hopes of making a better life for themselves. They learn the language, they adapt to their new surroundings, and become part of their new home. It was called a ‘melting pot’. We all blended together to become the greatest nation on the planet. My own adopted grandparents among them. The came, learned the language, started businesses, had families, sons who fought in wars to protect their homeland, with pride.
In recent years, thanks to the stupidity of a few, there are now two groups that come here, believing the country should change for THEIR benefit. There are 2 groups who apparently don’t believe adapting to their new country is important. Evidently, the country is suppose to adapt to them. Take a wild guess which two groups. One want to change the law, and the other wants to break it.
The Texas bill, SB 9, puts an end to sanctuary cities. And who has a problem with this? Well, those same people who refuse to learn the language, and believe it’s ok to break the law. They think it will cause discrimination. But what actually causes discrimination is THEIR refusal to adhere to the law. Honestly, few in this country care where you came from originally. Oh sure, there are some who have a problem with EVERYBODY, and anybody who is different. Can’t do much about that. But for those who have come through the front door, and made the effort to adapt, the majority of Americans have no problem, no matter your skin color, or your accent, or place of origin, you are more than welcome.
Now learn the damn language!
H/T: Frank…an immigrant!
A U.S. congressional delegation was kicked out of Iraq after the leader of the group, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki if a portion of future oil revenues could be used to pay back the United States for money spent over the course of eight years following the 2003 U.S. invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
The ouster came amid efforts by U.S. officials to get al-Maliki to request an extension of U.S. troops in Iraq past the Dec. 31 deadline when all U.S. troops are supposed to be out of the country.
“We called the U.S. embassy…and we told them to ask the congressmen to leave Iraq,” according to Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh. “We don’t want them here. What they said was inappropriate.”
Inappropriate? Really? Personal opinion, I think we should take what we are owed for saving their ungrateful sorry asses! Pull the troops, not a dime for ‘aid’, and let them destroy themselves. I honestly don’t give a damn anymore. We’ll never get those lives lost back.
Yeah…Getting rid of the Butcher was a good thing. Anyone who murders and rapes his own people doesn’t deserve to live. But enough is enough! It was a reasonable question asked of unreasonable people. I suppose we can’t expect a little gratitude for the treasure we have lost for their benefit, and I’m not talking about oil or money!
We were without electricity for several hours yesterday. Normally, we never find out for sure what causes it, other than rumors. Well, we know what happened this time!
Yep….that’ll do it alright! Luckily, no one was hurt. The cops are still investigating what happened, so likely, we’ll never know if he overcompensated, or dozed off.