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Posted on 02/09/2007 11:45:59 AM PST by bondjamesbond
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This is a prevalent attitude in many quarters of the white upper middle class.They are trying to get their children"meaningful"summer jobs or internships they can use on their resume.
Big difference from when I was coming up and it was expected you would spend a good portion of your summer busting up weeds and digging trenches for sprinkler systems.At least thats what I did.
But thats work the "Meskins"do now."We"no longer have to get our hands dirty.
Do you know why this article was pulled earlier?
Take gardening for example. That's something most people used to do for themselves - for the pleasure of it (my wife and I still do). I know I was expected to mow the lawn (push mower too), rake leaves, burn 'em, pull weeds, shovel snow, whatever. My dad didn't hire it out to a gang of illegal aliens. But now it seems - in my old, upscale neighborhood at least - just about nobody mows his own lawn, etc. Fat, lazy kids are too busy on their iPods to get out there and do it, apparently. So they pay Mexicans to do it for them.
This is what's wrong.
We taught our kids that all work has dignity. Only willful idleness is shameful.
It's worse. He wants someone else's son to be an uneducated illegal who can't speak English. One who bleeds white our social infrastructure and comprises 25% of our prison population.
Screw you Rove...
Karl's kid will likely suck at the gubmint teat as he and his friends will have learned by example.
Bottom line, honest truth is that we need immigration so that we don't end up like Europe with a declining aging population that cannot sustain itself militarily or economically.
The traditional white Anglo-Saxon majority in the U.S. is, like Europe, failing to reproduce in sufficient numbers. Europe is thus being taken over by eastern immigration, most of it muslim.
Mexicans are, by and large, hard working, family-oriented, and industrious. They're also Christian.
Demographically, we need them. That's just fact.
Flame away, but I'm telling the truth.
Somebody would have to do it, or else we wouldn't have tomatoes.
IN fact, I hire people to do work around my house because I don't want to do it myself. You could make that sound terrible, like I think I'm above those who do menial labor. But in fact it's just a simple statement that I have no interest in installing another hot water heater, so it's easier for me to spend money to get someone else to do it.
And if for some reason we took actions which eliminated all hot-water-heater installers, then I would be forced to install my own. And I would oppose the action, and might be caught saying "I don't want to have to install my own hot water heater", and someone would say I sound like an elitist.
We have jobs we want to have done, and they are menial jobs, and there aren't enough americans around who want to work at those menial jobs.
That's a fact. We have 12-20 million illegals here now, probably 10 million or more doing menial jobs. We have a 4.5% unemployment rate, and almost every fast food restaurant where I live is looking for workers.
If they can't get americans or legal immigrants to do those jobs today, how are they going to fill them when there are 10 million MORE jobs that need to be filled?
What ever happened to the Protestant work ethic in this country?
I agree with him. I don't want my son or daughter to pick tomatoes or make beds in Vegas either. I am not an wealthy elitist like Rove. I did work at such jobs as janitor, laborer, carpenter helper, etc... while getting a few college degrees along the way. Some of which are advanced degrees. Both my kids are grown now and turned out great.
Agreed. The rationale behind Rove's supposed statement disgusts.
That said. I don't believe he said it.
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Correct. I do all my own yard work, including pushing a mower. I use the event to get exercise. I call it aerobic yard work. Some of my neighbors cut their own grass. I get a kick out of seeing guys on riding lawnmowers that cost in excess of $1500 for a 1/3 acre yard.
You hardly ever see kids out cutting grass anymore. Why don't people get their kids to cut the grass? One woman that I talked to in the neighborhood said that she didn't want her 12 year old son getting hurt pushing a lawnmower. Give me a break, I was cutting grass at age 8.
This, Ladies and Gentleman, is how apartheid begins, and it should alarm EVERY American, that this beginning is being actively promoted, right here in the United states, by leading figures at the highest levels of our government.
I laud Bush for his stance on terrorism; I curse him for his stance on illegal immigration.
Were the President to get his way on illegal immigration, this country would become something more Third-Worldly, something less appreciated by its citizenry, something less united, something less noble, something less worthy of the sacrifices being now made to save it. The President's policies on terrorism and illegal immigration are at irreconcilable positions: The former asserts the worth of the Nation and determines to save it from harm at all costs, while the latter casts the value of citizenship into the dust, as a base thing unworthy of being protected from degradation. This is nothing less than political schizophrenia.
Mr. President, you cannot have it both ways. Either this Nation and citizenship herein are both worthy of protection, preservation, and respect; both worthy of the blood sacrifice of those who have risen to fight for them, or neither of them are worthy of such effort end esteem. You cannot simultaneously protect and erode this Nation while professing to be acting in its best interest. That you do not seem to recognize that this is precisely what you are doing, only makes you look like a complete fool.
Working as a dishwasher in the college cafeteria to make my way through undergrad a fellow dishwasher, who was not in college and a little older than I, told me something that has stuck with me my whole life: "Never put a man down for the job he does."
Also, if this is true, it cam be a huge public relations nightmare for the President. You just don't say things like that!
Perfect example is Paris Hilton.
"Both my kids are grown now and turned out great."
Ah, but do they love tomatoes?
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