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The Coming Amnesty Disaster (Michelle Malkin)
townhall.com ^ | 1/24/07 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/24/2007 3:54:14 AM PST by beyond the sea

Last month, President Bush signed off on a few dog-and-pony illegal immigrant employment raids. Whoop-de-doo. Politically expedient holiday gestures over, the White House is now back to work pushing its long-planned, massive alien amnesty. The state of the borders, green card process and entrance system for visitors and tourists? Porous. Chaotic. Understaffed. And overwhelmed.

But no matter. Mouthing his same old, bogus platitudes about the need to allow "undocumented workers" to do the job Americans won't do (never mind all those Americans who immediately lined up to apply for those meatpacking jobs after the December raids), Bush wants to pile millions of new "guest worker" illegal alien applicants onto the teetering homeland security bureaucracy.

The results will be disastrous. What President Bush didn't mention in the State of the Union address is that every part of the current legal immigrant applicant machinery that would be tasked with implementing the "guest worker" illegal alien amnesty is backlogged and broken.

Last November, congressional investigators reported that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had lost track of 111,000 files in 14 of the agency's busiest district offices and processed as many as 30,000 citizenship applications last year without the required files.

.............

"It only takes one missing file of somebody with links to a terrorist organization to become an American citizen," Grassley, who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, noted in The Washington Post. "We can't afford to be handing out citizenship with blinders on."

Or legal status. Multiply that by several million in the case of Bush's guest worker program. Can you spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r?

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigrantlist; immigration; madness; malkin; mexico; michellemalkin
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1 posted on 01/24/2007 3:54:16 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea
You know, I was going to start arguing this issue, but I decided that I will give up.

Anything she wants the President to do is DOA anyway, since we don't have the majority and the democrats are not interested in any type of border reform at all.

2 posted on 01/24/2007 3:57:43 AM PST by Miss Marple (Prayers for Jemian's son,: Lord, please keep him safe and bring him home .)
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To: beyond the sea

They didn't get the message on Nov. 2. Enough people are upset about this that they lost, and they still don't admit it. Unbelievable!


3 posted on 01/24/2007 3:58:53 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Well, they wanted to be just like the Dems. Now, they're just like the Dems.)
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To: All
"The FBI's background check backlog for legal immigrant applicants stands at a reported 100,000 files, which have been waiting for action for a year or longer. At least they didn't shred them all (uh, as far as we know) -- which is what federal contractors did at the immigration center in Laguna Niguel, Calif., over the last several years. To rid itself of a 90,000-document backlog, supervisors ordered workers to destroy passports, birth certificates, approval notices, change of address forms, diplomas and money orders. Then they reported that they had reduced the backlog to zero. Poof! "

What a government.

Newt was right last week when he said one of the worst conditions in this country that needs to be fixed are the bureaucracies. They are all broken he said.

Cool.

4 posted on 01/24/2007 3:59:23 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: beyond the sea

Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a killer for whoever signs on to the idea. What the hell is wrong with this president? This would be a worse reputation breaker then his fathers,"NO NEW TAXES" line of B.S.
While voting twice for President Bush I will forever think poorly of him if he pushes this.


5 posted on 01/24/2007 3:59:55 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Miss Marple; ovrtaxt; All
You know, I was going to start arguing this issue, but I decided that I will give up. Anything she wants the President to do is DOA anyway, since we don't have the majority and the democrats are not interested in any type of border reform at all.

I hear you. I just posted Michelle, because she gets people fired up and rightfully so.

G.W. is certainly not to be blamed, at least not by himself.

(Imo), there are lots of higher ups who are moving and shaking things.

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America is a real sweet arrangement, and the citizens of this "Republic" have nothing to say about it.

What's with that? Where is the Constitution?

6 posted on 01/24/2007 4:06:05 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: beyond the sea
American jobs Americans won't do......
Construction (road,house,and building)
Landscaping
Trucker
House Framers (use to be an apprentices job leading to very good living)
Roofing
Paving
Painters

to name a few..and I'm sure the millions that are in those job categories all pay taxes, (to their own social security account)....or so the enablers want you to believe
7 posted on 01/24/2007 4:11:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: beyond the sea

I cannot explain nor understand why politicians of both parties are so interested in allowing Mexican citizens and anyone else who wants to,to walk into our country in unlimited numbers.

Is President Bush at fault in this.? Well lets just say he is doing nothing to stop it and indeed seems to be encouraging it.


8 posted on 01/24/2007 4:12:02 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: Doogle

I note that developers and general contractors have been loving life the last 20 years thanks to our friends from south of the border.

I also note that house prices have not leveled off or decreased even when indexed for inflation as the shrinking labor costs associated with using illegals hasn't been reflected in the market.


9 posted on 01/24/2007 4:16:31 AM PST by relictele
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To: sgtbono2002

It's the most subtle and socially acceptable form of racism, i.e., treating all Mexican illegals as a single voting bloc. Unfortunately, the politicians can see only as far as the next election and it's simply a numbers game to them.

A Juan Montoya will never be able to afford a Georgetown townhouse or an estate in Bucks County PA so what does Sen. Krupt (nod to Bob Thaves) really care at the end of the day?


10 posted on 01/24/2007 4:19:33 AM PST by relictele
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To: sgtbono2002; Doogle; Miss Marple; ovrtaxt; Joe Boucher; All
I cannot explain nor understand why politicians of both parties are so interested in allowing Mexican citizens and anyone else who wants to,to walk into our country in unlimited numbers. Is President Bush at fault in this.? Well lets just say he is doing nothing to stop it and indeed seems to be encouraging it.

This whole thing has been in the cards for a very long time.

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52357

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has asked Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez in a letter to suspend plans that would further a proposal known as the "Security and Prosperity Partnership," until Congress has a chance to examine its goals.

Tancredo, “............the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada."

"North American Competitive Council" goes even further, Tancredo said, by recommending "The Secretary of DHS [Department of Homeland Security] … set up a limited short term pass program or otherwise facilitate people who come to the border without documents," and that "... a reasonable grace period should be established at border crossings during which time people without documents are educated about their options and allowed to pass."

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SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP BACKGROUND

http://www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis73.htm

(snip) --

2002---David Rockefeller, chairman of the CFR 1970-1985 and Trilateral Commission founder, authors MEMOIRS, in which he remarks: "Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure---one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

.......... and then there's that leaker, Jay R..

11 posted on 01/24/2007 4:22:28 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: beyond the sea

Amnesty should be voted on by the people, not by old politicians for political gain. This deserves a people vote!!! Bush and Republicans should call for a nationwide referendum.


12 posted on 01/24/2007 4:22:56 AM PST by tkathy (Sectarian violence? Or genocidal racists? Which is a better description of islamists?)
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To: tkathy

We'll get our chance. Toss the traitors out, regardless of Party affiliation.


13 posted on 01/24/2007 4:27:12 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: beyond the sea
So why is Mike Pence turning traitor with his interview on Kudlow & Co. yesterday endorsing a guest worker program ?

At the end of the interview he sensed he had gone too far so he tried to distance himself by adding the stipulation that illegals be 'temporarily' deported before being re-admitted as guest workers.

Are all Republicans going insane ?


BUMP

14 posted on 01/24/2007 4:27:43 AM PST by capitalist229 (Get Democrats out of our pockets and Republicans out of our bedrooms.)
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To: capitalist229

The puppet masters pulling the strings are probably getting a little impatient.


15 posted on 01/24/2007 4:38:59 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: relictele; Doogle
I also note that house prices have not leveled off or decreased even when indexed for inflation as the shrinking labor costs associated with using illegals hasn't been reflected in the market.

That's true. Interesting.

16 posted on 01/24/2007 4:40:32 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: tkathy
Amnesty should be voted on by the people, not by old politicians for political gain. This deserves a people vote!!! Bush and Republicans should call for a nationwide referendum.

Well, I agree, and if you think that is true, how about the abomination, SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP.

17 posted on 01/24/2007 4:43:03 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: relictele
let's see..amnesty would create 20 million new tax payers
along with minimum wage increases, putting business owners in a bind (health insurance,tax responsibilities,accounting measures)

Do you think politico's are interested in votes?..or the money new tax payers would put into government coffers?

Do you think the politico's are thinking about the average tax paying American citizen today?. What the unemployment rate is going to be when illegals start pushing wages up and the companies start laying people off?

Doogle
18 posted on 01/24/2007 4:43:42 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: tkathy
From the White House on SPP ----

“To enhance the competitive position of North American industries in the global marketplace and to provide greater economic opportunity for all of our societies, while maintaining high standards of health and safety for our people ..................”

(barf)

19 posted on 01/24/2007 4:44:25 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: capitalist229; tkathy; Wolfie
Are all Republicans going insane ?

Maybe it's the result of a latent gene in white political male adults.

20 posted on 01/24/2007 4:46:44 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: relictele

treating all Mexican illegals as a single voting bloc

Do you realize what you just said?


21 posted on 01/24/2007 4:47:58 AM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: seemoAR

The puppets behave so well because those strings can be so fragile.


22 posted on 01/24/2007 4:49:07 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: saganite

*grin*...reality strikes

LoL


23 posted on 01/24/2007 4:49:36 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: beyond the sea
I don't understand what has happened. In the 20's when my grandparents came here, they practically had to jump through their own a*&^%)% to get in here and the unacceptable applicants for citizenship were routinely deported. Millions came in legally and were documented.

What has happened?
24 posted on 01/24/2007 4:50:11 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: SMARTY

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AT IT'S FINEST!


25 posted on 01/24/2007 4:51:06 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Doogle

I've understood the voting reality for some time. The poster I responded to seems to take it as a fact of life and not necessarily wrong. That was my point. Might as well let the Sadrists vote in our elections. Or even worse, the French.


26 posted on 01/24/2007 4:53:14 AM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Doogle
let's see..amnesty would create 20 million new tax payers

Using that figure and considering that they will be able to bring in their families, say of 3 each (low figure) we are now at 60 million new citizens, poor, uneducated needing homes, food, education, health care, etc. Just who is going to pay for this? The 20 million new citizens...no way.

27 posted on 01/24/2007 4:54:43 AM PST by engrpat
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To: saganite
The poster I responded to seems to take it as a fact of life

..I know, thats why I was grinning

28 posted on 01/24/2007 4:55:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: sgtbono2002
I cannot explain nor understand why politicians of both parties are so interested in allowing Mexican citizens and anyone else who wants to,to walk into our country in unlimited numbers and then march in our streets and tell us they will be taking back "their" land.
29 posted on 01/24/2007 4:56:32 AM PST by SMM48
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To: engrpat
Just who is going to pay for this?

...remember the carter years?

30 posted on 01/24/2007 4:56:41 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: SMARTY
(jmo)

The "powerful" have finally gotten to the point where they can deconstrust the USA. To me, there is no other explanation and also there is plenty of evidence.

It's their time.

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52357

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has asked Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez in a letter to suspend plans that would further a proposal known as the "Security and Prosperity Partnership," until Congress has a chance to examine its goals.

Tancredo, “............the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada."

"North American Competitive Council" goes even further, Tancredo said, by recommending "The Secretary of DHS [Department of Homeland Security] … set up a limited short term pass program or otherwise facilitate people who come to the border without documents," and that "... a reasonable grace period should be established at border crossings during which time people without documents are educated about their options and allowed to pass."

****

SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP BACKGROUND

http://www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis73.htm

2002---David Rockefeller, chairman of the CFR 1970-1985 and Trilateral Commission founder, authors MEMOIRS, in which he remarks: "Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure---one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." .

31 posted on 01/24/2007 4:57:46 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: Doogle; SMARTY
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AT IT'S FINEST!

It's much more than that. P.C. (and DIVERSITY) is just a tool.

32 posted on 01/24/2007 4:59:36 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: engrpat; Doogle

What about the hospitals?


33 posted on 01/24/2007 5:01:39 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: engrpat
Just who is going to pay for this?

Got a mirror handy?

34 posted on 01/24/2007 5:05:06 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: beyond the sea
What about the hospitals?

we actually have hospitals closing now

35 posted on 01/24/2007 5:05:16 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Joe Boucher

Last night he said "No amnesty".


36 posted on 01/24/2007 5:07:05 AM PST by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: Doogle
Yes, I know.

Just add at least 50,000,000 more needy people.

37 posted on 01/24/2007 5:07:19 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: beyond the sea
What about the hospitals?

Medical care will be hard to come by. I did forget one major expense that will put the states into a real bind...how many new jails will be needed?

38 posted on 01/24/2007 5:07:21 AM PST by engrpat
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To: mathluv
Last night he said "No amnesty".

This is the same as "what is the meaning of is?" He can call it earned citizenship, lottery citizenship, no matter what color lipstick he puts on it, it is still a pig...there I go again, what is is?

39 posted on 01/24/2007 5:09:36 AM PST by engrpat
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To: engrpat
how many new jails will be needed?

shuuuush, now your asking too many questions

40 posted on 01/24/2007 5:10:47 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: mathluv; Joe Boucher; Doogle
Last night he said "No amnesty".

It really doesn't matter if you call a sweet potato a yam or a sweet potato.

;-)

41 posted on 01/24/2007 5:11:24 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: Miss Marple

"You know, I was going to start arguing this issue, but I decided that I will give up."

I'm inclined to feel the same way but I will say this: Congress got spanked over this issue last year. There were immigrant rallies and demonstrations all over the country but there were even more people that called and complained to their Congressman. If we do that again it could potentially derail Bush's amnesty.


42 posted on 01/24/2007 5:12:03 AM PST by webstersII
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To: engrpat
..how many new jails will be needed?

****

"Be able to find your clothes and your weapons in the dark."

43 posted on 01/24/2007 5:13:04 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: engrpat

44 posted on 01/24/2007 5:13:47 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: ovrtaxt
"They didn't get the message on Nov. 2. Enough people are upset about this that they lost, and they still don't admit it. Unbelievable!"

Speaking for my immediate family I can say that this exact issue cost the Republicans three votes in the last election.

Bush has signed the death warrant for the Republican party by allowing this to happen on his watch. Nobody is more pro-business than I, but our party will go under because of the sellout to big business.

It's not a matter of "if," anymore...but "when."
45 posted on 01/24/2007 5:15:14 AM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: beyond the sea

"G.W. is certainly not to be blamed, at least not by himself."

No, but he certainly had the power to oppose the Senate amnesty plan before the last election; and he certainly has the power to pardon the two BP agents in prison. And he certainly has the power not to be complicit in the amnesty plan this time around. If He conspires with the Dems on this it will be interesting to see how it is sold to what's left of the base that got him elected.


46 posted on 01/24/2007 5:15:22 AM PST by TheeOhioInfidel ("No stronger retrograde force exists in the world." - Winston Churchill on Islam.)
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To: Doogle
****

"I can even bake cookies."

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47 posted on 01/24/2007 5:16:45 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest)
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To: engrpat

It must be something like what citizens of the formerly independent nations of Western Europe felt, the few economically literate ones at least, about taking in so many countries that were far worse basket cases than their own. I believe they at least got to vote on it, though. Maybe that's what this is about ... front load millions of sympathetic, newly minted voters via amnesty, and then magnanimously allow U. S. citizens a say in the matter, knowing full well that the outcome has already been determined.


48 posted on 01/24/2007 5:17:13 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: beyond the sea

This is a mute point. The republican leadership has gone insane. The rats have been insane for a long time now. All we can do is vote these pieces of dog excrement out of office. By then the damage will have been done and there is not a damn thing we can do to avert this.My apologies to any dog excrement that may have been offended.


49 posted on 01/24/2007 5:19:46 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: beyond the sea
"I can even bake cookies."

without burning down the house?

50 posted on 01/24/2007 5:20:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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