Monday Open Post/Roundup

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Thanks to DL, I now know that Austrailian scientists have used a worm gene to engineer high levels of Omega-3 fats in pigs. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the worm gene they used came from trichinella spiralis?

Vicente Fox’s blatant hypocrisy is now mysteriously disappeared from the WaPo article cited by Allapundit (filling in for Michelle Malkin), but still available in a transcript found in a search of the WaPo site:

We are working in the inner part and in the southern part of the country to stop migration flows that come from Central America that are crossing illegally the southern border of Mexico. And with all due respect to the dignity of these people, respecting their human rights, they are stopped, they remain on temporary basis in the stations. We offer them services with dignity. And then we send them back to their communities of origin: 240,000 people, people that were detained, and then they were sent back to Central America.

Yeh. Guard HIS country’s borders, refuse entry to “undocumented immigrants” and ship ’em back home. As long as he can hornswaggle President Bush into NOT doing the same with OUR borders…

David Bresnahan has a lil commentary on the hypocrisy of Fox and the gullibility of Bush. (h.t. Cathouse Chat.) An excerpt

I’m about to plan a little trip with my family and extended family, and I would like to ask you to assist me. I’m going to walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and I need to make a few arrangements. I know you can help with this.

I plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here.

So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Vicente Fox, that I’m on my way over? Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. All government forms need to be printed in English.

Be sure to read the other 10 points and attendant commentary…

Mexican flag? No!

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I made brief mention of this in my weekend open post, but you guys NEED to read this, so I’m mentioning it again: Right Wing News’ Answering 13 Frequently Asked Questions About Illegal Immigration. It answers all the major (and moonbatterific) opposition to proper border control, exposing some of the stupidity, cupidity and downright morbidity of moonbats, politicians, “racists” and all the others who seem intent on insuring America is conquered by illegal aliens. I’ll not excerpt any of it here, because you need to READ THE WHOLE THING.

Somehow, Jonah Goldberg managed to get an op-ed published by the LA Slimes excoriating legislators who oppress blacks.

I’M THINKING of a cabal of radical legislators who don’t reflect the views of average Americans or even the interests of their own constituents. They use wedge issues, play the race card and push their party to the ideological extreme. They collude with outside activists, many of whom use religion as a Trojan horse for a radical political agenda.

Well, well…

A couple from The Random Yak demonstrate why that blog ought to be on your “daily reads” schedule: “For Crying Out Loud!” is the Random Maniyak’s regular weekly biblical ,exegesis/exposition. (For a lawyer, he’s a surprisingly better “preacher” than 99% of that critter I’ve known.) And Random Yak’s Yak of the Week Award: Education and Tolerance elicited a loooooong email response from me (cos comments are still turned off at TRY). DO read the post, though. Another good example of the validity of calling public schools “prisons for kids”.

Just go ahead and consider The Random Yak my pick for “Most Under-read Blog of the Week Deserving Mucho Highaliffic Traffic” (but keep in mind: if The Random Yak had 10,000 readers a day, I’d still consider it under-read, eh?).

How to Escape Senility, at Jerry Pournelle’s place, was sorta encouraging. I still think the plan needs coffee.¹ ²

Peggy Noonan’s column for March 30 is moving AND well-thought. Imagine: reason and emotions melded into another typically Noon-sh must-read in, Patriots, Then and Now. A sample? OK:

I had a great experience the other night. I met some of the 114 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It was at their annual dinner, held, as it has been the past four years, at the New York Stock Exchange…

…It’s the broad public knowledge, or intuition, in America, that we are not assimilating our immigrants patriotically. And if you don’t do that, you’ll lose it all.

We used to do it. We loved our country with full-throated love, we had no ambivalence. We had pride and appreciation. We were a free country. We communicated our pride and delight in this in a million ways–in our schools, our movies, our popular songs, our newspapers. It was just there, in the air. Immigrants breathed it in. That’s how the last great wave of immigrants, the European wave of 1880-1920, was turned into a great wave of Americans.

We are not assimilating our immigrants patriotically now. We are assimilating them culturally. Within a generation their children speak Valley Girl on cell phones. “So I’m like ‘no,” and he’s all ‘yeah,’ and I’m like, ‘In your dreams.’ ” Whether their parents are from Trinidad, Bosnia, Lebanon or Chile, their children, once Americans, know the same music, the same references, watch the same shows. And to a degree and in a way it will hold them together. But not forever and not in a crunch…

Go. Read it all. Then re-read the Teddy Roosevelt quote in my weekend open post, again.

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31 Replies to “Monday Open Post/Roundup”

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  4. What the fuck’s wrong with you fucking people?, can’t you see that without them “Illegal’s” we would’nt be as far as we are today?
    ……WAKE UP!!!!!

  5. James MCCroy:

    Would you care to elaborate? From the content and format of your comment, I can tell only that:

    • you have some sort of opinion, although it’s difficult to determine exactly what it is and
    • you were apparently educated in a government “prison for kids” AKA “public school”

    Please elaborate on your comment. Facts are welcome as support for any opinion expressed.


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