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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

The Republicans have just ensured they will not get my vote

As many of you know, I’m an immigrant. I’m an immigrant who came to this country with her parents. I am an American. My family came here legally, waited the required time, filled out all the paperwork and finally became American citizens in 1986.

My parents and I waited in Italy for more than a month for permission to enter the United States. We had to get family already in America to vouch for us – that we weren’t going to mooch off the taxpayers, that we were going to look for employment, that we weren’t criminals… you name it, we had to guarantee it. My parents had to go into debt and pay an organization $3000 to help them fill out paperwork properly to enter this country.

We followed the law. We worked.  We achieved the American dream.

Now we have roughly 11 million people in this county who did the exact opposite. They enter illegally. They use our infrastructure – hospitals, schools, water, electricity… They work for low wages. They squirt out anchor kids in order to stay in this country. They demand the “right” to stay in a country they entered illegally, and many times they commit voter fraud and other crimes. They elect those who give them the most free shit, and the politicians are only too happy to do so, because they’re simply expanding their voter base.

And now, Republicans hoping to capitalize on the whole “If you give us free shit, we’ll give you our vote” phenomenon, are planning to allow these people, who are here illegally, not just to stay, but to legalize them – to allow them to remain.

And that will ensure I will not give any of them my vote. Ever.

Now, look. I’m not against immigration. This nation was built by people who came here for the opportunities to succeed and achieve – to work hard and to earn. I get that. That’s what my parents wanted for themselves and for me when they left their home country and set out for a strange nation. If you have an employer who is willing to hire you – regardless of profession – go for it!  If you want to come here and pick fruit, sweep streets, milk cows or run a computer firm, you should be able to do so. I don’t believe in employment quotas. I think if one can get a job here, they should work here. Get a letter from your employer, showing intent to hire you. Pay your own way. Don’t live off others. Wait the required amount of time. Learn the language. Pass the citizenship exam IN ENGLISH. Don’t demand bilingual drivers’ exams, government services, etc. And welcome to America.

But don’t sneak here illegally, work under the table, burden our infrastructure, and shit where you sleep by turning the neighborhood into a festering pit of crap like the one from which you escaped. Obey the laws of this nation. Don’t like them? Become a citizen LEGALLY and work to change them. Don’t demand the “right” to be here, and claim a love for this nation, when your very first act was to violate its laws!

Fact is we are a nation of taxpayers. This is our home. You come into our house and make yourself at home without permission, and you have no rights. You have no right to stay. Sorry. Nope. Do not come into my house and claim the “right” to be here. That’s not the way it works! And no politician has the right to put a figurative gun to my head and tell me that you can come on in, settle in my home and I have to like it.

My libertarian friends will claim that everyone has the freedom of movement. That’s true, but not into my bloody home! They will claim that if we just reform the welfare state, many of these mooches won’t have incentive to come here, and what we will get is people who truly want to work and succeed, and who come here for opportunities they cannot get elsewhere. That’s true, but in the name of Zeus’ right testicle, reform the system first before you start to allow millions of mooches into the country!

And certainly don’t reward them with citizenship for violating the law!

Additionally, whether you like it or not, there is a national security component to the border issue. Like it or not, there are bad people out there. Like it or not, there are people out there who want to kill Americans. And like it or not, evil exists. I don’t want to hear how it’s our own fault that there are those in this world who hate us! It’s our fault, because our foreign policy is interventionist. It’s our fault, because we pour money into terrorist states. I’ve heard it all, and whether you’re right or not is beside the point. Evil exists. Bad people exist. And despite any cause for their existence that you might want to pull out of your ass, they are out there., and there’s no common sense reason to open up the borders and allow them free entry without so much as a look into their background.

So yeah, mine may not be a libertarian position, but it’s a common sense one.

If you insist that you have the “right” to remain here after you snuck inside our borders…

If you demand government services in your native language without so much as an effort to learn English…

If you turn your new home into a roach-infested shithole…

If you use schools,, hospitals, energy and water without paying for them, because all that cash getting is going right back to your shithole of origin…

If you claim the right to this nation without respecting her laws…

You shouldn’t be here at all! Leave!

And as for the GOP, you want to pander to illegal alien votes? Don’t expect my vote. Ever.

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Here’s how NOT to do business

Remember when Maryland decided to implement gun control laws that were even tougher than the draconian regs already on the books in that pit of petty tyranny? Remember when I said that Beretta USA should leave and go elsewhere?

Well, Beretta has decided to open a manufacturing plant in Tennessee. They apparently had enough of Maryland.

Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year.

And yes, respect for Second Amendment rights was definitely part of the decision about the location of the new plant, according to Beretta.

You know where Beretta did not choose to locate?

Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. And why not Virginia, you ask? Terry McAuliffe. Emily Miller reports:

“The anti-gun ads that McAuliffe ran in northern Virginia were particularly offensive,” Jeff Reh, general counsel of Beretta USA, told me in an interview. “And the fact that he could gain a voting advantage by doing so caused us additional concern.”

What happened to that “jobs first” for Virginia think Terry was touting during the campaign? Guess Terry forgot that you actually have to have a business-friendly environment to attract… you know… business.

How much mucus can one face possibly produce?

Apparently quite a bit, if we judge by the amount of snot currently leaking out of my nostrils. How the hell does that much fluid escape one nose? I don’t understand it. I don’t really get why cold viruses have decided to take up residence in my face, because I don’t really provide a very friendly environment for them. I run around a lot. I work hard, and I sleep little. I drink a lot of hot fluids and ingest much vitamin C, and yet, they not only continue to infest my face, but they also appear to be having a bloody party! They’re singing karaoke and line dancing in my sinuses right now, the bastards.

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So until the mucus departs, I’m afraid I’m going to do nothing but stay in bed and be miserable.

And moan.

Media chain decides publishing gun owners’ information is a really bad idea

Do you remember that time that newspaper in New York published those addresses of those gun owners after the Sandy Hook massacre, and how the outrage was so pervasive, the entire editorial staff got the boot?

Apparently, according to Fox News, another newspaper chain was considering doing something similar.

The good news is that plan was rejected.

A message from the CEO appeared this afternoon on the Media’s website.

Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of “conceal and carry” permits.  Nor will Civitas Media develop databases of permit holders.  A poorly crafted internal memo meant to highlight editorial discussions and planning incorrectly indicated that such a database was being planned; it has been considered and rejected.

Michael C. Bush, CEO

It is interesting how quickly Civitas reacted to gun owners’ outrage. They apparently learned their lesson from another little outfit that saw it fit to endanger law-abiding citizens for the sake of their ridiculous anti-freedom agenda. Now, let’s see if I remember what happened correctly.

First, the names of the reporters were published all over the Interwebz, as well as their addresses.

The paper’s advertisers were targeted.

And then there were lawsuits.

And some freak shithead decided to be funny and mail some unidentified white powder to the newspaper’s offices – something I do NOT in any way condone (just in case you were wondering).

And then there were mass firings.

Yeah, I’m fairly sure anyone with half a brain cell would reject this plan and fire the fuckwit who even suggested it!

Paging George Orwell!

If you have been living under a rock lately, or you have been too busy following the antics of Justin Bieber or any number of other celebutards whom this country considers news, there are violent protests going on in the Ukraine.  The Ukraine is this country that used to be a Soviet Republic way back when the Cold War was news, and someone like Miley Cyrus would be relegated to a non-entity.

It’s also where I was born.

The demonstrators are opposing new laws limiting the right to protest in the Ukraine, and four protesters have died so far in clashes with police since things turned violent Sunday.

The corrupt, oppressive regime of President Viktor Yanukovych has been engaging in a campaign of not just violent suppression, but also misinformation and outright psychological warfare. The largely-peaceful demonstrations escalated into violence after Ukraine outlawed demonstrations, making each protester into a criminal in an effort to suppress dissent about Ukraine’s decision not to pursue closer ties with the European Union after months of Russian bullying. Not only did police try to suppress said dissent via violent means, but a text message sent to demonstrators a couple of days ago makes one’s blood run cold.

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Translation: Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.

While it was unsigned, and local phone companies denied sending it, the text message — which echoed language in a new law making it a crime to participate in protests deemed violent — was widely read as a warning from the government.

Although it is unclear exactly what impact the message had on the stalwart protesters standing in the cold, the we-are-watching-you subtext provoked shivers far beyond Ukraine as news of it spread online. The text was quoted again and again on social networks by users outside Ukraine who called it “creepy” and “Orwellian.”

Yep. Orwell’s eyes are bleeding. This is psychological warfare.

And don’t think for a moment that this isn’t an opportunity for the Russians to step in and assert their influence. They were already successful at forcing the largest country in the CIS to essentially give up its EU aspirations and move closer to Moscow. Their very public security concerns involve stability in their region of influence. This would provide a good reason for them to intervene.

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