Sunday, September 03, 2006

let's say i break into your house

My bride got this email, below. I have not found it on Snopes to prove or disprove the content, but I find it a great analogy to the immigration question. I actually asked her to send it to me so I coud post here. Enjoy!

A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely.

Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house). According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard-working and honest, um, except for well, you know. And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being an anti-housebreaker. Oh yeah, and I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me.

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America ....if you agree, pass it on (in English, please!). Share it if you see the value of it as a good simile. If not blow it off along with your future Social Security funds.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

ann coulter on donnie deutsch

Okay, I admit it. When I travel, I'll watch ANYTHING. It's how I learned about Mythbusters, Anderson Cooper 360, and (now) Ann Coulter. Ann is a tall, leggy, intelligent, conservative BLONDE. She's sharp as a tack and has been accused of spewing hatred in her sound bites and her political non-fiction.

She's all for (as is Bill O'Reilly) racial profiling. She has stated that women shouldn't vote (more men vote for Republicans than women do), and that women cannot fathom how money is earned. She's a Deadhead and literally went into a trancelike state when video footage of Jerry Garcia was played. She claimed to have not used illegal drugs, even during her younger years. (I thought the 2 were complementary).

Needless to say, it was a neat episode. I do not support many of her statements - I merely want to share with you, my reader (I hope I have more than one, really!). But I do share many of her political views. Those shared here do NOT reflect the Hokie's opinions, his spiritual (or even political) beliefs.

From Alabama, the land of football and Barbecue,

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

iraqi dedication

Have you heard the latest on our war in Iraq? I make no bones about it. I support our troops, and anyone who says they support our troops and also says we need to bring them home doesn't understand what support means. Support means to get behind and cheer on what they're doing. They're fighting in Iraq. If you don't think they should be fighting, you're not supporting them.

On the other hand, the news about the 100 or so Iraqi soldiers who failed to show up for duty? That burns me. Our fighting units are over there to secure the Iraqis' democracy and they can't even show up for their own freedom? I'm curious what their government's reaction is. Based on their reaction, I admit, my own sentiment may change.

For everyone who says we shouldn't be over there, remember this: We're America. It's what we do. We're not France. We're America. We, as a predominantly Christian nation, take care of those who need our help. It's who we are and what we do. What we've always done.