Skip to comments.California gets taste of life without immigrant workers
Posted on 05/01/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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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".
Yeah. They just clog up your arteries (as does pretty much all Mexican food).
I missed O'Reilly tonight, but it repeats at 11. I'll catch it then and thanks for the tip.
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.
Yes, there is. Some towns are starting to pass ordinances against this kind of thing. Pressure yours to do the same.
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.
"Ummm... we're sorry ma'am.. there seems to be some problem with this credit card..."
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.
The media will make sure people THINK this was a big success! At least where I am, it was not!
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.
Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, the major newspapers, and so on : nothing but globalist-controlled media.
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.
What a boor you are.
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?
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.
Ummmm.... that would not be recommended! (but I understand the sentiment!)
Wal-mart and the megamart I can see but the furniture store?
"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! :)
Mrsdd hired an American to do the yard work today - Me.
Cheap labor - A hug and a kiss and I'm a rich man!
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.
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.
Oh, let me retract that. You're a jerk!
Must be one of those jobs that Americans are willing to do if the criminals weren't flooding the market.
And take the burrito banditos with them.
You're right...I'm a boring jerk...But just to people that are anti-American and anti America...
.... oh, ... you're from Michigan. You have no concept of market forces.
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.
I'm sure you're right...I suspect most of the protesters today were illegals that don't work...
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.
And we survived.
Let's try a full week next time.
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...
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.
See 133. You're still uneducated.
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.
John and Ken vs Channel 11 news on KFI now!!
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!
But you gotta look at the bigger picture...the usual WalMart crowd was staying home and producing more anchor babies.
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...
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.
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!
Let us know what kind of shanty you live in? We already know you're a low life.
Yes... It will be a perilous undertaking, but I'm willing to face the danger!
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.
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.
Those employers should be investigated. I have ot seen any businesses closed here in Santa Monica, but I have not walked the entire city. ;^)