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California gets taste of life without immigrant workers
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/1/06 | Lisa Leff - ap

Posted on 05/01/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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1 posted on 05/01/2006 4:17:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

A day without an illegal.

And we survived.

We passed the test, they can all go back home now.


2 posted on 05/01/2006 4:19:08 PM PDT by Supernatural (I used to care but things have changed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The place hardest hit, is the most sympathetic place. They won't feel a backlash there b/c they're the majority. But elsewhere, it didn't go well.


3 posted on 05/01/2006 4:19:37 PM PDT by Explorer24
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To: Supernatural

Another day of lib media hype, another day of failed predictions.


4 posted on 05/01/2006 4:20:13 PM PDT by Explorer24
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To: NormsRevenge
Though participation in the work stoppage was uneven and hard to gauge...

Translation - it was not effective

5 posted on 05/01/2006 4:20:27 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: NormsRevenge

Mexican restaurants can expect a dearth of ''gringo'' customers for a long time to come.


6 posted on 05/01/2006 4:20:31 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Report and Deport)
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To: Supernatural
A day without an illegal.

And we survived.

Maybe we can try ot for a week next month.

7 posted on 05/01/2006 4:20:53 PM PDT by Bob
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To: NormsRevenge

No burritos? OMG! What did Americans eat before burritos?


8 posted on 05/01/2006 4:22:04 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yawn.

All the hype and I personally feel completely unimpressed.


9 posted on 05/01/2006 4:22:32 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.vasquezforidaho.org/)
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To: Lexington Green
I really bet Cinco De Mayo Festivities in the US will be down this year.
10 posted on 05/01/2006 4:23:32 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I love Scotch. .......Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch)
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To: NormsRevenge

"'Today, no - no working and no buying,' said Enrique Varguas, 28, who rescheduled a dozen or so landscaping appointments..."

BFD. If they all rescheduled, he's not out dime-one. I own a business; re-scheduling appointments is part of the package.

Now, if he had CANCELLED a "dozen or so" contracts to really drive his point home about how we can't live without him, I might not be yawning right now. *Rolleyes*

What's that old saying? "A Gringo and his peso are too soon parted?" ;)


11 posted on 05/01/2006 4:24:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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"Chinese food or a hamburger were easy to come by in the Mission District on Monday. Doughnuts or bagels? No problem. But in a neighborhood where every other storefront seems to house a tacqueria, you would have been hard-pressed to find a burrit"

I think its great that Americans were there to do the jobs that illegal immigrants wouldnt do.


12 posted on 05/01/2006 4:25:44 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Time for the gringos to stage "No-No De Mayo" ...


13 posted on 05/01/2006 4:25:51 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Explorer24

"Another day of lib media hype..."

It wasn't just the liberal media. Fox News (and the entire 24-hour cable news line-up) were basically running a non-stop commercial for this protest and it didn't create half of what they were surmising it would. In Georgia, it was an absolute failure.


14 posted on 05/01/2006 4:25:52 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.vasquezforidaho.org/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here in Texas it was absolutely wonderful, our streets were less crowded our stores and reataurants were less crowded there are just way to many of them here!! One is actually one to many!


15 posted on 05/01/2006 4:26:22 PM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: Lexington Green

I live in Bakersfield and went to every Mexican restaurant on my side of town looking for a closed one. I had signs I was going to put on their doors. They were all open.
I drove around and shopped for 4 hrs today. Didn't find or see one biz closed.
Went to Walmart for the first time in 3 yrs, it was nice. Traffic on the highways was a heckuva lot less and easy to get around today.
I love this day without illegals. Everyday please!


16 posted on 05/01/2006 4:26:29 PM PDT by sheana
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Amen! Best thing here in my San Diego neighborhood was the quiet!! No frickin' leaf blowers blasting thru the condo complex all day long. A very nice May Day.


17 posted on 05/01/2006 4:26:32 PM PDT by joey'smom
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To: Supernatural
A day without an illegal is like a day without poison ivy.
19 posted on 05/01/2006 4:26:58 PM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: NapkinUser
All the hype and I personally feel completely unimpressed.

If I sent you my credit card bill(s) from today....could I, um, impress you? ;)

J/K!!!

20 posted on 05/01/2006 4:27:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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