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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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To: Lexington Green

I know of a Mexican restuarant in Phoenix I will be going to again. They were opened and staying so, "as long as nothing goes wrong".


101 posted on 05/01/2006 5:25:51 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: beethovenfan
I can do without your f-ing burritos just fine, thank you!

Yeah. They just clog up your arteries (as does pretty much all Mexican food).

102 posted on 05/01/2006 5:26:26 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: OKIEDOC

I missed O'Reilly tonight, but it repeats at 11. I'll catch it then and thanks for the tip.


103 posted on 05/01/2006 5:30:00 PM PDT by Supernatural (I used to care but things have changed.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Your namesake!


104 posted on 05/01/2006 5:30:31 PM PDT by Supernatural (I used to care but things have changed.)
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To: stylin_geek

My guess is this thing is big in the inner city Democrat-led bastions on liberalism, like SF and LA (and a mini-effect here in Austin), and meaningless elsewhere.

For me: Just another manic Monday.


105 posted on 05/01/2006 5:31:23 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Fruitbat
If you ask me, probably the single worst thing about them coming here is that they utterly ruin neighborhoods by moving 2-4 entire families, often 20 or so people, into a single house. Apparently there's nothing that anyone can do about that.

Yes, there is. Some towns are starting to pass ordinances against this kind of thing. Pressure yours to do the same.

106 posted on 05/01/2006 5:31:49 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I liked what a caller to Rush's show said about the boycott and protests. He wanted illegals to be banned from all emergency rooms, free gov't services, etc., for the same length of time to see how it all balances out.


107 posted on 05/01/2006 5:33:15 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL!

"Ummm... we're sorry ma'am.. there seems to be some problem with this credit card..."


108 posted on 05/01/2006 5:37:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink)
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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 so he could participate in San Francisco's demonstration. "They will see how much money immigrants spend, and how much immigrants contribute to the economy of the country."

Sorry if this point has already been made, but I'm too tired to read the whole thread. I wonder if they also said "No--No welfare benefits for today, no uninsured illegals at the hospitals today, no Latino gangs killing babies in drive-bys today." Now THAT might make a positive impact.

109 posted on 05/01/2006 5:38:47 PM PDT by Siouxz ( Freepers are the best!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The media will make sure people THINK this was a big success! At least where I am, it was not!


110 posted on 05/01/2006 5:39:11 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Schatze
Yes, there is. Some towns are starting to pass ordinances against this kind of thing. Pressure yours to do the same.

Great to hear! We just moved away from the N.VA (DC) area out a bit. Between a WMD attack on our country, which is imminent, and the concentration of gangs and illegals, we just bolted. N.VA inside the beltway has become a sh%#hole over the last decade.

111 posted on 05/01/2006 5:41:52 PM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: NapkinUser

Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the major newspapers, and so on : nothing but globalist-controlled media.


112 posted on 05/01/2006 5:42:36 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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To: NormsRevenge
....parents scrambled to make alternative child care arrangements....

Who, in there right mind, would trust their kids to a person who is illegal, and whose past could never be verified? They could molest your kids and sell the videos in Mexico when they returned to be splashed all over the net. Or, worse yet, while you are gone, they could just take your kids back over the border and sell them deep into Mexico to have videos made and you would never know the true identity of the "undocumented worker" that took your kids. As a boy growing up in southern Texas, we were always aware of kidnappers that sold kids across the borders (and that was before the Internet perverted a lot of these people). Some parents are freakin nuts.

113 posted on 05/01/2006 5:42:45 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: Iscool

What a boor you are.


114 posted on 05/01/2006 5:42:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: NormsRevenge
"This really demonstrates the power that we have when we're unified," UFW President Arturo Rodriguez said from a rally in Salinas.

So why are your union's members only making pennies per hour with no retirement and only the tax payers to take care of their health benefits?

115 posted on 05/01/2006 5:48:13 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: rodeocowboy

Who, in there right mind, would trust their kids to a person who is illegal, and whose past could never be verified?

The same kind of person who risk exposing their children to TB, mumps, etc.


116 posted on 05/01/2006 5:50:56 PM PDT by VOATNOW1
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To: Supernatural
I usually discount what Whorealdo says but he stepped over the line this time.
117 posted on 05/01/2006 5:51:55 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: Safetgiver
Since the LAWS don't mean anything anymore, can I shoot any of these P.O.S.'s ...

Ummmm.... that would not be recommended! (but I understand the sentiment!)

118 posted on 05/01/2006 5:51:56 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Me too. Only everybody else had the same idea. I have never seen so many people shopping on Monday night in the spring.

Wal-mart and the megamart I can see but the furniture store?

119 posted on 05/01/2006 5:53:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Ditch the 1967 Outer Space Treaty! I want my own space bar and grill (pink bow))
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To: Navy Patriot; All

"I will not return to the old restaurant. Both restaurants are owned and run by immigrants, just one group screwed themselves."

Yep. My favorite Pancake House which is owned by legal Albanian immigrants was open for business today. I didn't dine there; had other plans, but I called just to see. They'll continue to get my Sunday Brunch business. :)

I think people are compiling lists in towns and cities all across America today, comparing and contrasting who REALLY contributes to The American Dream and who is here for the Free Ride or for (sadly) other nefarious reasons.

I don't think the protesting illegals realize what damage they've done for their bogus "cause" today, but in reality, their Marxist HANDLERS are to blame because this ended up being more of a "Mother Sheehan Dog & Pony Show" than anything else.

People have criticized me in the past for not being out there counter-protesting these types of things, but why bother? The dopes always end up saying more about themselves and showing us more of "The Man Behind the Curtain" than anything I could ever achieve by attending a counter-protest. They make my political life way too easy, LOL! :)


120 posted on 05/01/2006 5:55:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mrsdd hired an American to do the yard work today - Me.

Cheap labor - A hug and a kiss and I'm a rich man!


121 posted on 05/01/2006 5:55:27 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Supernatural

Not only did we survive.... but it was so much better on the road today. We need at least one boycott per week to thin out traffic.


122 posted on 05/01/2006 5:57:17 PM PDT by Pelham (this space for rent)
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To: NapkinUser
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.

I didn't notice any effect here in "culture-rich" Florida, either. Also, your right: Fox news was just as bad as the other media outlets on advertising this boycott (free of charge) for the invaders and it still failed miserably. I think MSNBC, surprisingly, was the most balanced on this whole mess. MSNBC actually ran a comprehensive, FAIR report on the Minutemen the night before this purported, "crippling" boycott.

123 posted on 05/01/2006 5:58:05 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: Iscool

Oh, let me retract that. You're a jerk!


124 posted on 05/01/2006 5:58:07 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Today our phones are just ringing off the hook," Azariah said.

Must be one of those jobs that Americans are willing to do if the criminals weren't flooding the market.

125 posted on 05/01/2006 6:00:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge
An illegal alien was heard to say, "I fear we have awaken a sleeping giant."
126 posted on 05/01/2006 6:01:14 PM PDT by RightWinger
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To: stopem
"Here in Texas it was absolutely wonderful, our streets were less crowded our stores and reataurants were less crowded"

That does not surprise me in Texas. It did surprise me here in South Carolina. I went to the post office and there were three people in line. I went to Wal Mart and there were 30 to 40% fewer people than I usually find there on Monday evenings. The traffic was light everywhere. I never realized how much of the crowding in our booming Sun Belt community was due to illegal aliens. I knew they were much more visible in our community, but today I no longer believe there are 12 million illegals in the USA. As much difference as their absence made in my small community, there must be many more than that.
127 posted on 05/01/2006 6:03:24 PM PDT by Law is not justice but process
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To: Supernatural

And take the burrito banditos with them.


128 posted on 05/01/2006 6:05:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Oh, let me retract that. You're a jerk!

You're right...I'm a boring jerk...But just to people that are anti-American and anti America...

129 posted on 05/01/2006 6:06:15 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: Iscool

.... oh, ... you're from Michigan. You have no concept of market forces.


130 posted on 05/01/2006 6:08:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: Law is not justice but process
It did surprise me here in South Carolina

My wife bought groceries at the Summerville, SC Walmart today and said she had no problem getting in & out.

The place is usually packed every day.

131 posted on 05/01/2006 6:09:27 PM PDT by RightWinger
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To: Law is not justice but process
As much difference as their absence made in my small community, there must be many more than that.

I'm sure you're right...I suspect most of the protesters today were illegals that don't work...

132 posted on 05/01/2006 6:10:08 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: Iscool


Furthernore, you are ignorant. A boor DOES NOT mean you're boring. It means you're a boor:


1. A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
2. A peasant.


133 posted on 05/01/2006 6:11:21 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: Supernatural
A day without an illegal.

And we survived.

Let's try a full week next time.

134 posted on 05/01/2006 6:13:03 PM PDT by Redcloak (Messing up perfectly good threads since 1998.)
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To: BunnySlippers
.... oh, ... you're from Michigan. You have no concept of market forces.

Ha...We got lotsa market forces in Michigan...The market that doesn't like to buy and hire American just forced my job to China and Brazil...

I need to get on welfare so all the folks that hire illegal aliens can support me, with the money they saved by hiring illegal aliens...I guess it all works out in the end...

135 posted on 05/01/2006 6:14:58 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: NormsRevenge
...many Hispanic-owned businesses closed for the day in the city's unofficial Latin quarter and throughout California, encouraging employees to participate in the massive protest marches.

Throughout the state, employers seemed eager to accommodate employees if they could.

In food-loving San Francisco, owner Laurie Thomas made a deal with workers at her Rose Pistola restaurant: she would keep the Italian eatery shut for lunch if the night crew promised to show up for dinner.

Carmen Murray, owner of Rodeo Carpet Mills in Commerce, Calif., said she was operating on a skeleton staff Monday as two-thirds of her 33-person work force took the day off to attend rallies. She said her workers asked weeks in advance and were allowed to use vacation time.

Many farms and packing plants let their workers take the time off while others rearranged schedules to make up for missed work on Monday,

"We made it clear there would be no repercussions if they wanted to take that day off. We wanted them to feel free to express themselves," McNally said.

For some enterprises, that meant a boon in business. With so most other restaurants closed, Wan Kee, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District, did brisk lunchtime business.

In other words, whatever success the boycott had was due to the fact that the boycotters were assured that there would be no risk to themselves if they participated. From the above, the total sacrifice that I see by the protestors is that a few of them had to take vacation days. Otherwise, because of fear, or because of greed, the employers themselves were assisting the boycott, and the boycotters got a free holiday.

136 posted on 05/01/2006 6:15:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Iscool

See 133. You're still uneducated.


137 posted on 05/01/2006 6:16:22 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
People have criticized me in the past for not being out there counter-protesting these types of things, but why bother?

Well you won't get any criticism here, your reasons are valid and well thought out.

In this particular case, I have an additional reason for not counter protesting: I believe those Marxists are looking to engineer a confrontation that would be played up as violent racists attacking innocent immigrant women and children.

The black block and anarchist elements have previously used leftist demonstrations as cover for violent activity designed to provoke a police response that would fall on non violent lefties and discredit authorities as "brutal". Police have to be there, but we don't have to play into their hands.

These communists tried to entrap some of the Minutemen recently, but the excellent training and selection process (of Minutemen) put them wise to this tactic.

138 posted on 05/01/2006 6:17:45 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: All

John and Ken vs Channel 11 news on KFI now!!

Great..


139 posted on 05/01/2006 6:18:27 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: stopem

Today was pure bliss on the highways & side roads. Traffic flowed freely & there was parking everywhere. I made it to & from work in half the time. I was in & out of the bank & Post Office in record time.

I heard class size was cut in half & the english speaking kids actually learned things today. People actually got seen in the emergency rooms with little wait time.

PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR BOYCOTT!


140 posted on 05/01/2006 6:21:05 PM PDT by Feiny (Now go bang your heads on your desks until something useful comes out!)
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To: altura; SortaBichy
You could actually stroll through the aisles at Wal-mart.

But you gotta look at the bigger picture...the usual WalMart crowd was staying home and producing more anchor babies.

141 posted on 05/01/2006 6:21:16 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: BunnySlippers

I'm uneducated...I'm a peasant...I may or may not be...But I can sleep at night knowing I didn't cheat some American out of a job...And then brag about it...


142 posted on 05/01/2006 6:22:03 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: Redcloak

Yes, let's try for a week without illegals.

Then for a month and then for a year.

I think we just might survive without them forever.


143 posted on 05/01/2006 6:22:13 PM PDT by Supernatural (I used to care but things have changed.)
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To: Fruitbat

Call the zoning board and ask how many people are allowed in a single family home. If possible give the square footage. That's what we're doing in Northern CA.

It was great here today - shopping and driving 101 North hasn't been this easy to navigate in a very long time!


144 posted on 05/01/2006 6:24:06 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Iscool

Let us know what kind of shanty you live in? We already know you're a low life.


145 posted on 05/01/2006 6:24:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: Supernatural

Yes... It will be a perilous undertaking, but I'm willing to face the danger!


146 posted on 05/01/2006 6:24:53 PM PDT by Redcloak (Messing up perfectly good threads since 1998.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I have heard that from so many people I can't believe anyone still think they are "saving" money by hiring cheap unskilled labor. You may pay more for licensed contractors, but they are well worth it. I would not feel safe allowing an unlicensed worker to be responsible for the electricity or plumbing or gas lines....it is a safety issue. You got exactly what you paid for.....cheap crappy work.


147 posted on 05/01/2006 6:25:21 PM PDT by Feiny (Now go bang your heads on your desks until something useful comes out!)
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To: NormsRevenge; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...


May-Day News Ping!

148 posted on 05/01/2006 6:26:19 PM PDT by HiJinx (Call Early ~ Call Often! ~ Kill Amnesty)
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To: Watershed

are you confessing to supporting illegals, or distinguishing between those here legally doing the right thing and those who aren't?

My anger on this issue is aimed at the people who spit in our faces with their mex flags, gringo, white get off our land, crapola.


149 posted on 05/01/2006 6:28:49 PM PDT by Explorer24
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To: Vince Ferrer

Those employers should be investigated. I have ot seen any businesses closed here in Santa Monica, but I have not walked the entire city. ;^)


150 posted on 05/01/2006 6:30:17 PM PDT by Feiny (Now go bang your heads on your desks until something useful comes out!)
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