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Michele Bachmann – ‘GOP Ass-Hole of the Day’

Via: Raw Story

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a plan to discourage immigrants from sending money back to families in other countries by taxing them at 100 percent.

The Minnesota Republican, who has in the past asserted children fleeing violence in Central America were “invading” the United States, told a conference call with Numbers USA last week that it “truly is war against the American people,” Right Wing Watch reported.

Bachmann opined that the solution to the crisis was to “deport right on the border,” and to confiscate Americans’ land if needed to “build a real fence.”

“Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, those countries are laughing at us because they’re making money with their corrupt governments in conjunction with these international criminal cartels, they’re all making money and kickbacks,” she noted.

What I believe we should do is have a 100 percent tax on remittances, the money that illegal aliens send back to these countries.” Bachmann explained.

“We would have phone call from the president of these countries in five minutes saying, ‘What can we do? We want to keep this money flowing into our economy.”

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August 6, 2014 Posted by | Bachmann, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yeah, this should work.

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July 9, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

EUROPE’s immigration problem

Via: TYWKIWDBI (“Tai-Wiki-Widbee”)

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Like almost 60,000 others this year, Brahana decided to brave the Mediterranean sea in order to reach Italy, and therefore Europe. She paid people-smugglers $1,600 (£950), she says, to board a boat packed with more than 300 people.

“It’s really hard with a small baby,” she says stoically of a journey that has proved deadly for thousands over the past 20 years. Her boat was intercepted by an Italian navy ship last week and all its passengers taken to safety. The question for them now is what comes next.

More depressing details at the Guardian link.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/25/-sp-boat-migrants-risk-everything-for-a-new-life-in-Europe

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fyi – I believe TYWKIWBI is one of the most interesting, informative, and FUN blogs on the whole damn web.

You’re right, what the hell do I know. But please check it out, anyway.

thanks

 

 

 

 

July 7, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

GOP Candidates Who Signed An Anti-Immigration Pledge Are Losing Their Primaries

Via: Think Progress

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More Republicans than ever are touting their anti-immigration positions, but Congressional candidates are learning the hard way that taking on such harsh rhetoric does little to win support in this election cycle. In the primary elections held Tuesday and the contests held two weeks ago, candidates who signed a pledge to vow to oppose “amnesty” have not fared well at all against candidates who did not sign this pledge.

In April, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham (Fox News)  and the immigration-restrictionist group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) collaborated to pressure Republican primary candidates to sign a “no-amnesty pledge,” which asks candidates to promise to oppose legislation that would grant any form of work authorization to undocumented immigrants and to oppose legislation that increases the overall number of immigrants and guest workers.

Recent primary results gathered by the Center for New Community suggest that supporting an anti-immigration stance does not readily rile up Republican voters as it had in 2010, when state-wide immigration enforcement efforts in Alabama and Arizona were welcomed.

Sam Clovis, a Republican Senate candidate from Iowa, signed the FAIR pledge two weeks ago and criticized the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill for offering amnesty, but he lost the primary election Tuesday night to another Republican candidate Joni Ernst who did not sign the pledge.

Signers include Mississippi House candidate Ron Vincent who lost to Steve Palazzo.

Montana House candidate Drew Turiano who trailed far behind Ryan Zinke, and Gerard McManus who lost to Garry Cobb.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/06/04/3444123/anti-immigration-pledge-fails/

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personal thought:

1. If the ANTI-immigrant stance isn’t working in the GOP primaries, than I wonder how badly it’ll work in November?

2. Maybe the GOP Morons need to try another tactic; such as, ‘Marriage is between a Man and a Woman’. Yeah, that should work. 🙂

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Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.
– Bob Dylan

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New York Yengkeys!

Via: Humans of New York

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They were from Tibet, and every single one of them was named Yengkey. At first I thought they were tricking me. But after they dispersed, I shouted “Yengkey!” And eight heads turned around.

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I’m having a realization about a pretty funny mistake I made. The older girl was the only one who spoke English fluently. She told me their name was “Tenzin.” And they were a team, like “The Yankees.”

I asked how to spell her name. And she told me “Yengkey.” I assumed this was a phonetically unfamiliar way of spelling Tenzin, that was unique to Tibet.

NOW,  I realize she was spelling Yankee.

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Read more terrific stories, and SEE more wonderful photos, of people who call New York City, HOME

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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November 24, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Willard Romney – ‘STILL a GOP Moron!’

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Via: Huffington Post

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking more than a year after he lost to President Barack Obama, acknowledged Friday that his campaign failed to attract minority voters.

“The place that my campaign and I fell short was probably in being able to speak openly and effectively to minority populations. We didn’t get as many African-American voters as we should have, didn’t get as many Hispanic voters as we should have,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “Across the board, we need to do a better job explaining why it is that our policies will lead to higher wages, better health care, better schools.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/mitt-romney-minority-voters_n_4280714.html

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1. “didn’t get as many Hispanic voters as we should have.”

FACT: During the GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., Romney was  asked how he would address illegal immigration, and said he favored what he  called “self-deportation.”

“The answer is self-deportation, which is people decide they can do better  by going home because they can’t find work here because they don’t have legal  documentation to allow them to work here.”

definition: ‘self-deportation’ – Make it so damn tough on ’em, they will simlply leave!

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2. “Across the board, we need to do a better job explaining why it is that our policies will lead to higher wages, better health care, better schools.”

– higher wages?

– better health care??

– better schools???

I refer you to the above GIF.

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November 16, 2013 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Immigration

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January 30, 2013 Posted by | President Obama | , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) Scalia: If States Can Resrict Those Freed Slaves, Then Why Not Messicans?

Via: Wonkette

The Supreme Court conducted a vile smear against the noble state of Arizona today by shooting down most of SB 1070, the law that restricts illegal Mexicans from existing. Our old pal Antonin Scalia, writing the dissenting opinion, simply didn’t care for his peers’ decision. As Scalia sees it, states = sovereign, so states can do whatever they want, however they want it, to keep the filthy Mexicans outside looking in. Where is the problem? Southern states did this all the time with freed slaves, so why can’t they do it with the taco people?

This will go down as one of the great highlights of Scalia 2.0, now featuring more anti-black people precedent:

Notwithstanding “[t]he myth of an era of unrestricted immigration” in the first 100 years of the Republic, the States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigra tion of certain classes of aliens, including convicted crimi­nals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks. 

Neuman, The Lost Century of American Immigration (1776–1875), 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1833, 1835, 1841–1880 (1993).  State laws not only pro­vided for the removal of unwanted immigrants but also imposed penalties on unlawfully present aliens (see photo) and those who aided their immigration.^2 Id., at 1883.

You know what, we can totally believe that that happened. Way to cite it in your 2012 opinion, friend.

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http://wonkette.com/476390/scalia-if-states-can-resrict-those-freed-slaves-then-why-not-messicans#more-476390

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reagan vs Romney

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June 25, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Reagan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romney, again, refuses to say HOW he would reform immigration – ‘just trust me’

Via: Huffington Post

Mitt Romney promised Latinos on Thursday that he would swiftly reform the American immigration system — once again without saying whether he would end President Obama’s policy allowing some young undocumented immigrants reprieve from fear of deportation.

“Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s executive order,” Romney said at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference. Romney incorrectly referred to the policy change as an order from the president instead of a directive to agencies dealing with immigration.

“The answer is that I will put in place my own long-term solution that will replace and supersede the president’s temporary measure,” he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/mitt-romney-naleo-speech-immigration-reform_n_1615688.html

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personal thought:

The HOW is actually, ‘NO IMMIGRATION REFORM!’; possibly though, higher fences.

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June 22, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment