Friday, March 31, 2006

Tales From an Alternate Universe

So the Mexicans in California wanna talk about how this is "their continent"? They get zero cred from me unless they're chanting in some language that ain't English or Spanish. I don't see any signs in Aztl:

No, it ain't "Your Land". There was no Trail of Tears from Los Angeles to Chihuahua:

Speaking of Mexican history, we could start with how come all these folks speak Spanish. That Cortez was a nice guy. But that's not "Mexican" history. So let's talk about what a nice guy Santa Anna was. I mean, if we're not going to talk about the "Spanish occupation" as part of the history. There may not be a more opportunistic, traitorous bastard in history. I'm pretty sure he's got the North American crown in a walk. And then we can talk about what a fine job the PRI did running the nation in the 20th century.

Now I lived in Texas for 11 years, and I have the utmost respect for Mexican-Americans, and really any hyphenated Americans who came over to work hard and build a better life for their children, who they wanted to become Americans. But this bullshit is just lame.

If you don't like the country you're in ILLEGALLY, whyn'cha go back to Mexico and find work there? Surely they've got plenty of jobs that pay better than these horrible American jobs. Surely those jobs have insurance, unlike the terrible conditions in America, right? And great hospitals where anyone can walk in off the street and receive first rate emergency care without showing any proof that they can pay, right?

Note to all pro-immigration folks. These people aren't making you any friends. I've become less tolerant of the lax border enforcement since this rally. And I'm fairly sympathetic to the idea that anyone who wants to come to America and become an American should be able to without much paperwork.