Lady M is still under wraps, literally, in preparation for 4th of July festivities so she didn’t attend Big Guy’s historic speech on Immigration yesterday – or as some people refer to it, The Comprehensive Illegal Workers Voters Registration Act.
A couple key points:
“Being an American is not a matter of blood or birth, it’s a matter of faith,”
Well, this is all finally starting to make sense: we really don’t need no stinkin’ papers! Or birth certificates.
Big Guy also explained how our “resentment” to new immigrants is based mostly on poor economic conditions. (Which makes sense, as drugs, gangs and violence – a few other things about “new immigrants” that border states are resentful of - are all attributed to poor economic conditions too.)
“Now, we can’t forget that this process of immigration and eventual inclusion has often been painful. Each new wave of immigrants has generated fear and resentment towards newcomers, particularly in times of economic upheaval,”
So now “it’s the economy, stupid!” And we all know who to blame the economy on, don’t we? (hint: rhymes with “push”)
Big Guy went on to tell us that the border is too big to secure. Hmmm. Just exactly when did “Yes We Can!” turn into “No We Won’t” Isn’t the concept of America too big to fail? Watch it BO, we don’t want to be the new party of “No.”
But here’s my personal favorite excert:
Indeed, it is this constant flow of immigrants that helped to make America what it is. The scientific breakthroughs of Albert Einstein, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the great ventures of Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel and Sergey Brin’s Google, Inc. -– all this was possible because of immigrants.
See if you can spot the next Einstein out of these group shots:
Of course, unlike Einstein, Carnegie, Tesla and Brin this group will need to avail themselves of our student loan program before making their positive contributions.
In other Big White news: the Senate failed to bust the filibuster and extend unemployment benefits beyond the 2 years currently available. To which our favorite Speaker of the House explained to the supportive press that Republicans (and Democrats who refused their orders) were so stupid they didn’t realize that unemployment benefits were “jobs creating.”
She said that economists will tell you that "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name." Speak for yourself Madame Chairman, some people who actually passed Econ 101 could name a few things that might create more jobs than welfare programs. Like tax cuts. Or lemonade stands.
But ha, ha, ha, no one really takes Nan seriously around here unless she’s swinging her gavel at someone’s head. She may be good at head bashing, but numbers? Not so much. Remember? She’s the one who advised us last year that we were losing 500 million jobs a month when Big Guy took over. That’s an amazing 6 billion jobs a year! We’d first have to welcome an additional 5.6 billion illegal immigrants to lose that many jobs! That’s a lot of votes.
Got to run, time to reflect Lady M’s “unveiling.”