ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The guy calls righties "racists" and "warmongers" and you have the balls to say "it actually seems less guilty of all that [name calling] then your response is."
Get a fricking life.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.04.2006 @ 15:55
I know where you're coming from.
She left that nasty comment above asking me to apologize. I emailed her asking why since there's no mention of her name or site. Her reply:
Um...let's see, your post is about two posts by
Geraghty (and others) ripping on me. So you don't
name names, and yet most you linked to or who
trackbacked to that entry ripped on ME specifically
and by name. Just a tad intellectually dishonest.
Ditto on the trackback on this.
That's right - she wants me to apologize for what someone else wrote about her.
Jay (if you're lurking):
Thanks for the kind words. I read your comments on Schussel's blog before they were erased. Not only were they mild, you were much more gentle in your chiding than I would have been.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.04.2006 @ 17:37
First of all, I don't think I'm being gloomy in the sense that things are hopeless and I'm giving up. I am saying that bold moves need to be made to salvage the situation and it appears that such moves are being contemplated.
I didn't put several other pieces of news in the post such as the letter Bush sent to al-Sistani several days ago that the Ayatollah hasn't even opened and had translated yet so mad he and other Shia leaders are at the Americans right now. Nor did I include the fact despite calls by the Shia alliance for him to step aside, Jaaffari insists he will stand for PM "until the end." This will fracture the Shia coalition making it even harder to reach consensus on a unity government (also further empowering al-Sadr).
It is the Iraqi political class represented by bloggers and commentators who seem to be losing hope and that to me is more an important sign of what is going on than all the briefings from the military or all the stories in the MSM.
I respect Wretchard and Bill Roggio but Fernandez has been saying for months that the insurgency is dead and Bill's excellent reporting is, in the end, the grunt's eye view and I think he loses focus when he pulls back and tries to analyze the big picture. Not saying that they are necessarily incorrect just that they are giving a more optimistic assessment of the situation.
Boldness will salvage the situation. Let's hope that the Administration has it in them.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.04.2006 @ 14:09
I agree with many of those except anyone who is born here is automatically a citizen. It's in the Constitution.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 31.03.2006 @ 20:20
The overwhelming majority of illegals work for small businesses. Most of those businesses are run by recent legal immigrants or naturalized citizens.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 30.03.2006 @ 14:03
One hero. Who got a green card making him legal.
And I had to laugh at the quote the moonbat pulled completely out of context. Of course, he didn't address the substance of the point about advocating lawbreaking while chasitising the President for his imagined crimes.
And those people were not demonstrating for "immigration rights." They were demonstrating to exempted from the law - two different things.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.03.2006 @ 16:51
C'mon Jo. I like your snappy takes on the action. You do a great job don't sell yourself short.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.03.2006 @ 18:34
Jack's legendary courtesy should have been noted. I stand corrected.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.03.2006 @ 10:31
The "controlling action" is the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and other business groups whose interests happen to coincide with those of the Mexican government.
What you say about the Fox government is absolutely true. They play our media and left wing like a violin. But just because the Mexican government has their own agenda doesn't mean they are in any way "controlling" our immigration policy. Their actions play into the hands of American business which suits them just fine. If anything, American business controls both countries immigration and emigration policies. Fox wouldn't be able to send all those people north unless he could be assured that most would be hired.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.03.2006 @ 07:29
I wouldn't go so far as to say that the government has turned its immigration policy over to Mexico but I think much of what you said is true. Immigration reform is being driven largely by business interests that benefit hugely by being able to hire cheap labor.
I think if you asked most Americans whether they were willing to pay an extra $5 for a hotel room or a restaurant meal if it would solve the illegal immigration problem the overwhelming majority would say yes. And, as you point out, if employers were forced to pay a maid $11 or $12 an hour rather than $6.75, Americans would line up for those jobs. But employers won't pony up the extra money because they don't have to. It's that simple.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.03.2006 @ 07:03
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