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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

RE: RE: Back To The Point: Foxx Panders

I’m ashamed to follow Steve off into the weeds and so far away from the original topic, so I vow to try harder to resist the temptation next time.

Admit it, Strother, it's not Virginia's pandering that bothers you.

You’re right. It’s her simplemindedness and/or her BS pandering to those that think making English the official language of the US will solve our immigration problems.

It's the fact that she's a Republican and she isn't pandering to you.

I don’t want anyone pandering to me.

I can show you large demographic segments of the population where Mexican immigrants are collected together in which American culture and language is completely absent… That's not assimilation, that's occupation.

Not necessarily. Are they squatting? Have they forcibly overtaken the apartment buildings and homes where they live and the commercial properties where they run businesses? Are they forcing business owners to hire them? No, I think you’ll find that the vast majority of them are paying their way and being hired by willing employers.

You might as well say the Marines are being assimilated into Iraqi society.

That’s not assimilation. That’s invasion.

80% of the population wants the border controlled and 60% of us favor mass deportations and 70% of us favor more stringent requirements for assimilation of immigrants

Where’d you get those numbers? Just wondering. Over half the country is in favor of mass deportations? Defined as what?

As an aside, I find it funny that people insist mass deportations are the solution. To date, no one has offered any feasible plan to round up and ship off 12 million people without mass chaos.

Do they teach a course in "Naked Assertion as Rhetoric" up at North Stokes?

Ha. You know better than that.


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