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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: NormsRevenge
But in a neighborhood where every other storefront seems to house a tacqueria, you would have been hard-pressed to find a burrito.

OMG! What if someone really had a taste for a burrito yesterday??
201 posted on 05/02/2006 9:27:22 AM PDT by uncitizen (I survived a day without an illegal and all i got was this lousy tagline)
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To: Schatze
My daughter and her family have been stationed on Okinawa for the past three years (hubby is USMC), and they're coming back to the States at the end of June. He will be stationed at MCRD-San Diego.

They were at Camp Pendleton in the '90s, then spent three years in DC (he was at the Pentagon on 9/11).

She doesn't pay much attention to the news these days, and doesn't have a clue how much worse it is in SoCal than it was when they were stationed there.

I don't even broach the subject with her, because she thinks that all Mexicans are good, hard-working people. She does, understandably, have a problem with Muslims since 9/11, having experienced the horror first-hand.

Her comment about illegals is that "at least they're not coming here to kill us, they just want to work". I'm afraid she and her hubby are going to be in for a rude awakening when they see how militant the illegals have become.

202 posted on 05/02/2006 9:48:58 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: All

Has anyone seen any polls on the aftermath of the protests???


203 posted on 05/02/2006 9:49:43 AM PDT by uncitizen (I survived a day without an illegal and all i got was this lousy tagline)
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To: stopem

And I knew that if I were in an auto accident today, the other party would most likely have insurance. That's a rarity in Texas.


204 posted on 05/02/2006 10:06:47 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: QQQQ

I am greatful to you for not hiring illegals. I know that was a personal decision made by you that has probably cost you many jobs in the past. It has to be hard to compete with the guy who breaks the law while doing business. The law breakers can always under bid those who follow the law. I hope now you will get more and more jobs as more people become aware the illegal issue is not as simple as some poor hard working man that wants to feed his family.

Those who hire illegals or contractors that hire illegals are only fooling themselves that they are saving money. The money they save today will have to be paid out many times over to fund all the services illegals use.


205 posted on 05/02/2006 11:37:49 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: Lexington Green

"Gringos" need to patronize people who appreciate them. It was obvious that Mexicans don't appreciate the citizens of this country from the insulting signs they have been carrying....written in English so we wouldn't miss the message. We didn't, and we don't need to patronize or hire them either.


206 posted on 05/02/2006 11:49:13 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Brad's Gramma

We went to El Paso yesterday and did a lot of shopping. We were all over El Paso as we had to go to Ft Bliss and also drop son-in-law at the airport. We usually shop on the east side, and we did that yesterday too. Traffic was lighter, and I only noticed a few closed businesses, small shops and food stands, but most of them were even open. We saw a lot of businesses were flying American flags!!

There was supposed to have been a big protest down town, but it had to be fairly small- at one point we were very near down town and saw no sign of the protest. I did a lot of shopping and the stores and the restaurant where we ate had plenty of help, service was good. I didn't notice less shoppers, still had to wait in check out lines. I saw many hispanics working and shopping- I hate to say this but what was missing was the low class people who are rude and pushy in stores and let their children run wild in public, and it seemed like the same type of people who were missing in traffic.

Son-in-law flew into Dallas yesterday and called to let us know he made it. He said things seemed normal there from what he could tell. Shuttle service picked him up and things were smooth at the Hotel he was at. We were picking on him that he was going to get a dirty room because no American would clean a motel room. That's funny to me because at one point I did clean motel rooms for a living.

All in all a great day, would love to have more days like that!!


207 posted on 05/02/2006 11:54:57 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

So how do you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year?

Maybe some chilled Austrailian beer or wine?


208 posted on 05/02/2006 11:55:27 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush Code Pink, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the womyn)
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To: Tammy8
All in all a great day, would love to have more days like that!!

A huge DITTO THAT! :)

209 posted on 05/02/2006 12:19:04 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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To: OKIEDOC

I heard some lady whining on the radio that you could not hire a housekeeper that was not an illegal hispanic. I thought that was funny, I had a friend in Phoenix for years that hired legal household help. My friend said she would not hire the illegals and that was 20 years ago. She said she probably paid the legal ones $50 a week more than others paid for illegal help and it was more than worth it to her. She hired her help through an agency and they had background checks and were bonded.

I have never had the money to hire help in the house, but if I did I would pay the extra to get legal help.


210 posted on 05/02/2006 12:19:45 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: lsjogren

Yesterday was awesome:

1. 45% decrease in traffic on the freeway
2. Those using the freeway most likely had auto insurance
3. The Gaulet of illegals at Home Depot was down 90%

All in all, it was like being transported back to a time when Los Angeles was worth living in.

Here's hoping the Illegals will protest every day!


211 posted on 05/02/2006 12:30:55 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: Tammy8

I refuse to hire a law breaker.


212 posted on 05/02/2006 1:07:11 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: OKIEDOC

I look at it this way, if they are willing to break the law to come here, then what other laws might they break? I would not feel comfortable hiring a law breaker either.


213 posted on 05/02/2006 3:46:05 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and enforce Immigration Laws!!!)
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To: SierraWasp
Did you come down across the bridge to get that, or have they put one in up where you live?

I work in Auburn at PCWA, had lunch at Taco Bell in Colfax which employees a couple of immigrants...they were no where in sight, didn't make dif of biterence, except in the quality of my food!

214 posted on 05/02/2006 5:43:21 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (what he felt when he shot the insurgent with his sniper rifle he responded..."f**king recoil...what)
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To: Randy Larsen
Dang spell check: employees + employs
215 posted on 05/02/2006 5:50:13 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (what he felt when he shot the insurgent with his sniper rifle he responded..."f**king recoil...what)
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To: Tammy8

Thank you.


216 posted on 05/02/2006 6:17:53 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Randy Larsen

I usually git my tacos at JimBoys in Auburn. Didn't go yesterday, though!!!


217 posted on 05/02/2006 10:43:42 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Without consistent core conservatives in charge, the GOP is fast becoming the Gelded Old Party!!!)
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