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CA: Organizers gear up for rally - May 1 protest
Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 04/25/2006 | RACHEL URANGA

Posted on 04/25/2006 1:27:47 PM PDT by calcowgirl

Organizers gear up for rally
Employers urged not to punish workers who take part in May 1 protest

Readying for a massive national rally on May 1, organizers are calling on employers not to punish employees who skip work to protest, while state legislators are expected to vote this week on a resolution that would formally recognize a boycott.

For weeks, organizers have been calling for a massive mobilization on May 1, Labor Day in the United States or International Workers Day abroad, to show the force of the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. - an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. work force.

Though organizers have been split about whether the protest should include a work, school and economic boycott - they have been carefully working to broaden their coalition over the past two weeks.

"This whole movement is snowballing not just in the size but also in the composition of the coalition. It's diversifying, it's not just Latinos," said Nativo Lopez, the president of the Mexican American Political Association. In the coming days, he expects Filipino, Muslim and African immigrant organizations to announce they will join the boycott.

In the Korean community, some employers have been bracing for the boycott, expecting many of their Latino workers to call in sick, said Danny Park, executive director of the Korean Immigrant Workers Alliance.

ome small businesses plan to close for the day.

Last week, the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association sent out letters to its 1,000 members who employ an estimated 30,000 workers asking them not to retaliate against workers who don't show up for work that day.

"We don't want a confrontation between employers and employees," said Mike Lee, the association's president. "We want to stand together."

Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, said she expects most of those participating to be students and longtime Latino activists.

"Day laborers and low-wage workers can't give up their day of work. It's not that they don't support this, it's economic."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; anarchy; borderlist; boycott; callegislation; cedillo; gloriaromero; greatamericanboycott; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; may1; scr113; unodemayo
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1 posted on 04/25/2006 1:27:53 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

What a load of crap.


2 posted on 04/25/2006 1:29:38 PM PDT by brivette
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To: calcowgirl
...while state legislators are expected to vote this week on a resolution that would formally recognize a boycott.

Here is the legislation:

BILL NUMBER: SCR 113     INTRODUCED
     BILL TEXT

INTRODUCED BY   Senators Romero, Cedillo, and Soto
   (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Coto)
   (Coauthor: Senator Figueroa)
   (Coauthors: Assembly Members Bermudez, Calderon, Oropeza, Saldana, and Torrico)

                        APRIL 18, 2006

   Relative to The Great American Boycott 2006.

           LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

   SCR 113, as introduced, Romero  The Great American Boycott 2006

   This measure would recognize May 1, 2006, as "The Great American
Boycott 2006," to educate people in California and the United States
about the contributions of immigrants in California.
   Fiscal committee: no.

   WHEREAS, May 1, 2006, is declared "The Great American Boycott 2006"
; and

   WHEREAS, The United States has a tradition of historic boycotts,
including the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott that galvanized the
African-American community and resulted in the landmark 1956 United
States Supreme Court ruling against segregation; and

   WHEREAS, The Great American Boycott 2006 observes that tradition
and is intended to draw attention to the contributions of immigrants
to the nation's economy, including $4.5 billion in state taxes in
California each year, and more than $30 billion in federal taxes; and

   WHEREAS, Immigrants and their children comprise nearly half of the
population in this state and live in virtually all 58 counties in
California. More than one-quarter of all California residents are
foreign born, a rate higher than any other state in the country; and

   WHEREAS, Immigrants participate in the workforce at rates higher
than the national average. Ninety percent of Latino and Asian male
immigrants are employed; and

   WHEREAS, Immigrants comprise approximately one-third of the labor
force in California and figure prominently in key economic sectors in
California, including agriculture, manufacturing, and services; and

   WHEREAS, Immigrants provide leadership and labor for the expansion
of California's growing economic sectors, from agriculture,
telecommunications, and information technology to health services and
housing construction; and

   WHEREAS, Immigrants are among California's most productive
entrepreneurs and have created jobs for tens of thousands of
Californians. In San Jose alone, immigrant owners of technology
companies created more than 58,000 jobs and generated more than $17
billion in sales during the late 1990s; and

   WHEREAS, The average immigrant-headed household in California
contributes over $2,600 annually to federal Social Security, $539
more than the national average; and

   WHEREAS, Nearly 40 percent of California's foreign-born residents
are United States citizens; and

   WHEREAS, There are currently 2.7 million immigrants in this state
who are eligible for naturalization, 3.3 million are legal permanent
residents, and millions more will soon be eligible for
naturalization; and

   WHEREAS, California elected an immigrant to the highest post in
the State of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the most
recent gubernatorial election; and

   WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of California recognizes that The
Great American Boycott 2006 is to educate people in California and
across the United States about the tremendous contribution immigrants
make on a daily basis to our society and economy; now, therefore, be
it

   Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly
thereof concurring, That May 1, 2006, be recognized as The Great
American Boycott 2006; and be it further

   Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this
resolution to the author for distribution.
             

3 posted on 04/25/2006 1:29:42 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

I'm looking forward to it... where I work, it's the ones who would most likely join this protest who are the noisy ones and the troublemakers.. a day without them? what a relief!


4 posted on 04/25/2006 1:30:24 PM PDT by Awestruck (All the usual suspects)
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To: calcowgirl

Let our marxist legislators know what you think:

Contact info:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html


5 posted on 04/25/2006 1:31:48 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

What a load. Though Californians could only hope the illegal lovers in the legislature could take off and boycott most of year.


6 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Protect American jobs. Don't hire illegals.)
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To: calcowgirl

I wonder if the people who get paid for the time they actually work will start demanding to get paid to attend these rallies as well....


7 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:07 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: brivette

Now, now. We don't engage in that here at FR.

We call it "A Steaming Pantload".


8 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:27 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: calcowgirl

These people just make me barf!


9 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:28 PM PDT by sheana
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To: calcowgirl

Good old CA, God I hate this state now. I used to love living here back in the 50s and 60s but it is sh** now! If our legislature passes this bill they need to be fired immediately if not sooner.


10 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:34 PM PDT by calex59 (No country can survive multiculturalism. Dual cultures don't mix, history has taught us that!)
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To: calcowgirl

Reads like a phony resume.. Send them packing.


11 posted on 04/25/2006 1:32:43 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: calcowgirl
I'm all in favor of immigrants.......legal immigrants that is.
12 posted on 04/25/2006 1:33:16 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow......R.R)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Good point.

What a bunch of jerks. They are going go screw the people who are going to do the right thing and go to work like they are supposed to.


13 posted on 04/25/2006 1:33:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: rlmorel

LOL!


14 posted on 04/25/2006 1:34:08 PM PDT by brivette
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Hey Illegals, Nuts 2 U.

15 posted on 04/25/2006 1:34:57 PM PDT by evets (S.o.a.P)
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To: sheana

>>These people just make me barf!

Well call 'em and tell them that!
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html


16 posted on 04/25/2006 1:36:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

Yes,America is so dam* blessed with all these criminals!I would send in the military and declare martial law.There will be NO protests.


17 posted on 04/25/2006 1:37:01 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: calcowgirl
May 1, Labor Day in the United States or International Workers Day

May 1: Pinko de Mayo

May 2: National Fire a Mexican Day

18 posted on 04/25/2006 1:38:05 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: calcowgirl

working emails now, thanks! I always follow up with a phone call.


19 posted on 04/25/2006 1:39:32 PM PDT by sheana
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To: calcowgirl
May 1, Labor Day in the United States

What? Their ignorance is without end.

20 posted on 04/25/2006 1:40:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: calcowgirl; pravknight
Crosslink to prior thread (story published by the official organ of the Communist Party):

May 1 ‘Great American Boycott of 2006’ for immigrant rights gathers momentum
Workers World ^ | April 22, 2006 | Sharon Black
Posted on 04/23/2006 6:49:59 AM PDT by pravknight

21 posted on 04/25/2006 1:40:52 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: sheana

Me too! Good idea on using both mediums (phone and email.)
Hopefully more will send them a message.

Our whacko legislators need to hear from us often.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html


22 posted on 04/25/2006 1:44:08 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

You know I just can't take much more of this. It actually makes me sick at my stomach lately. My emails and phone calls are getting more and more angry. I am expecting jack-booted thugs at my door any day now.

Does anyone else feel like this?


23 posted on 04/25/2006 1:44:26 PM PDT by sheana
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To: calcowgirl
Yep Mexico told the organizers to cool it, but it's too late.

The really radical groups like ANSWER and WWW are ready and willing to jump in and these guys will not be distributing American Flags to wave.

24 posted on 04/25/2006 1:44:49 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: calcowgirl

National Fire A Mexican Day.


25 posted on 04/25/2006 1:45:05 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: calcowgirl
SCR 113, as introduced, Romero The Great American Boycott 2006

This measure would recognize May 1, 2006, as "The Great American Boycott 2006," to educate people in California and the United States about the contributions of immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens in California.

WHEREAS, May 1, 2006, is declared "The Great American Boycott 2006" ; and

WHEREAS, The United States has a tradition of historic boycotts, including the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott that galvanized the African-American community and resulted in the landmark 1956 United States Supreme Court ruling against segregation; and

WHEREAS, The Great American Boycott 2006 observes that tradition and is intended to draw attention to the contributions of immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens to the nation's economy, including $4.5 billion in state taxes in California each year, and more than $30 billion in federal taxes; and

WHEREAS, immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens and their children comprise nearly half of the population in this state and live in virtually all 58 counties in California. More than one-quarter of all California residents are foreign born, a rate higher than any other state in the country; and

WHEREAS, immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens participate in the workforce at rates higher than the national average. Ninety percent of Latino and Asian male immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens are employed; and

WHEREAS, immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens comprise approximately one-third of the labor force in California and figure prominently in key economic sectors in California, including agriculture, manufacturing, and services; and

WHEREAS, immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens provide leadership and labor for the expansion of California's growing economic sectors, from agriculture, telecommunications, and information technology to health services and housing construction; and

WHEREAS, immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens are among California's most productive entrepreneurs and have created jobs for tens of thousands of Californians. In San Jose alone, immigrantfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL alien owners of technology companies created more than 58,000 jobs and generated more than $17 billion in sales during the late 1990s; and

WHEREAS, The average immigrantfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL alien household in California contributes over $2,600 annually to federal Social Security, $539 more than the national average; and

WHEREAS, Nearly 40 percent of California's foreign-born residents are United States citizens; and

WHEREAS, There are currently 2.7 million immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens in this state who are eligible for naturalization, 3.3 million are legal permanent residents, and millions more will soon be eligible for naturalization; and

WHEREAS, California elected an immigrantLEGAL IMMIGRANT to the highest post in the State of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the most recent gubernatorial election; and

WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of California recognizes that The Great American Boycott 2006 is to educate people in California and across the United States about the tremendous contribution immigrantsfelonious, lawbreaking, anti-American ILLEGAL aliens make on a daily basis to our society and economy

There. Fixed it.

26 posted on 04/25/2006 1:45:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: calcowgirl
organizers have been calling for a massive mobilization on May 1, Labor Day in the United States or International Workers Day abroad

Labor day is in September. Where did you go to school Seniorita?

27 posted on 04/25/2006 1:45:53 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: calcowgirl

Well a friend of mine used to work for Nicole Parra and she was in charge of opening the emails. She said she rarely read them and just hit delete, delete, delete. I asked if she at least tabulated them, she laughed and said nope. Wonder how many more out there do that?


28 posted on 04/25/2006 1:46:55 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Mike Darancette
May 1, Labor Day in the United States

What? Their ignorance is without end.

I didn't even catch that! Incredible!

29 posted on 04/25/2006 1:47:30 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calex59
Good old CA, God I hate this state now. I used to love living here back in the 50s and 60s but it is sh** now!

I moved here in the early '70s. It was still great then. You're absolutely right about what it is now.

30 posted on 04/25/2006 1:48:30 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Is cheap, illegal labor worth one life?)
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To: calcowgirl
Employers urged not to punish workers who take part in May 1 protest

Well, if an employer (company) fires illegals that walk off the
job on May 1, I hope we hear about it.
So my discretionary funds can be re-directed to those EEEVVVIIILLL capitalists.
31 posted on 04/25/2006 1:48:35 PM PDT by VOA
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To: calcowgirl

thanks for yhe link calcowgirl. I will get right on this. Cedillo is that "drivers license for illlegals" azzhat.


32 posted on 04/25/2006 1:48:49 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: rlmorel

They're the heart and sould of Amurrica. Just ask Bushie.


33 posted on 04/25/2006 1:49:05 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: sheana

It's a tough thing... gawd knows the leftists have mobied the system plenty of times, i.e. pretended to be conservative to make conservatives look bad. Emails etc. are totally unscientific. They're junk.


34 posted on 04/25/2006 1:50:37 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: sheana

Amazing. I emailed McClintock once. He responded personally. All others have either gone unanswered or I got an 'auto-reply' with the standard message: "we are so busy, we are unable to reply to ya di ya di ya..."

Funny, they have time to legislate this kind of garbage but not to listen to the electorate.


35 posted on 04/25/2006 1:52:46 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

Pssssst. Start the rumor the day before the rally that there will be INS and ICE crackdowns against the employers and illegal aliens there and watch the panic begin. It's worked so far in Wisconsin and Austin, TX. Rumors and intimidation can work wonders to let the air out of their protest sails.


36 posted on 04/25/2006 1:54:37 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (History will record that America's unprotected southern border was its Trojan horse.)
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To: calcowgirl

Yeah, first time I got a PERSONAL email from McClintock I was shocked. What a nice, truly honest man.


37 posted on 04/25/2006 1:55:20 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

E-mail has to be a virtual waste of time...these people need phone calls, faxes or snail mail.


38 posted on 04/25/2006 1:55:28 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: calcowgirl

Whereas they need to pass a strict border control,
Whereas they need to build a wall/fence
Whereas they need to deport ALL illegals
Whereas they need to dump the anchorbrat crap
Whereas they need to arrest those that boycott
Whereas pass HR4437
Whereas NO amnesty ever

Kay Bailey Hutchison is strong on border CONTROL and she has my vote. Thanks Kay!!Make it a strong Texas, stop illegal aliens in their tracks!! (just received a response from her regarding border CONTROL.)


39 posted on 04/25/2006 1:56:25 PM PDT by stopem (If we need a "guest worker" we'll call........if the phone doesn't ring it's me!)
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To: ErnBatavia

snail mail is no good anymore since anthrax, takes it oo long to get thru.

I email, phone and fax constantly. Doesn't seem to be doing much good though.


40 posted on 04/25/2006 1:57:29 PM PDT by sheana
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To: stopem

Kay Bailey Hutchison has recently seen the "writing on the wall" so to say. I have seen her hem haw around in the past about illegals. Besides, how long has she been in office? What has she done about illegal aliens?
Don't just agree with them now, hold them accountable for what they have NOT done in the past.


41 posted on 04/25/2006 2:00:08 PM PDT by sheana
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To: calcowgirl

It's always the naive and exploitive capitalists that thinks they can have their cake and eat it. I'm not anti-capitalism in an way, but historically it's always been the most crooked capitalists out there that have evitably given the throne over to socialists. I wish business wouldn't involve themselves in politics, unless it's to retain free-market....

Whether it be the cotton plantation slave-owners to the train subsidizing political 3ss kissers, they always make the image of capitalism seem evil...which I believe is far from the truth.


42 posted on 04/25/2006 2:06:36 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Look at profile for current ways to deal with illegals immigration)
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To: rlmorel
WHEREAS, Nearly 40 percent of California's foreign-born residents are United States citizens; and

WHEREAS, More than 60 percent of California's foreign-born residents are not United States citizens; and

43 posted on 04/25/2006 2:07:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

You mean George Bush and Vicente Fox's PR agency?


44 posted on 04/25/2006 2:08:00 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: calcowgirl
This whole movement is snowballing not just in the size but also in the composition of the coalition. It's diversifying, it's not just Latinos," said Nativo Lopez, the president of the Mexican American Political Association.

From earlier FR post

Hey, Nativo.. Who is A.N.S.W.E.R. and who do they answer to?

"There is no one leader, and that's a
good thing. It's a shared leadership
among people who we don't even always
know."

45 posted on 04/25/2006 2:27:39 PM PDT by LNewman
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To: ErnBatavia
E-mail has to be a virtual waste of time...these people need phone calls, faxes or snail mail.

All are a waste of time, get your butts out there like these illegals & get in the faces of your corrupt/slimy/lazy/ congresscritter & make life miserable for them. Then you might see some changes.

46 posted on 04/25/2006 2:31:28 PM PDT by Digger
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To: LNewman
See also OC Weekly article:

The Return of the Nativo: Lopez rises from political graveyard to lead immigrants again—but will he harm more than heal?


47 posted on 04/25/2006 2:32:07 PM PDT by LNewman
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To: calcowgirl

Just finished my email to Tim Leslie. Arnold is next should this racist trash (SCR113) lands on his desk.


48 posted on 04/25/2006 2:32:27 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: calcowgirl

I can't even READ that crap; I'll have a stroke!!


49 posted on 04/25/2006 2:33:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: calcowgirl

So the latino commie groups together with traitor "legislators" are already threatening employers: "Dont even THINK about firing your truant employees." Right, shut down your business, take the loss, bite the bullet and swallow the crap. Or else....


50 posted on 04/25/2006 2:34:59 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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