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People to counter Monday's boycott by shopping and speaking up
The Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, April 30, 2006 | PEGGY LOWE

Posted on 04/30/2006 6:50:14 AM PDT by Ladycalif

MISSION VIEJO - Sandra Sweet was 8 the last time she did anything political in public. She thinks.

She has this vague memory of being a little girl when her father took her to a political rally in Washington, D.C., that involved the Vietnam War and something about "a march for victory."

So it's surprising that Sweet, 45, is organizing a "pro-American" rally in Santa Ana on Monday to counter what some are calling "the Great American Boycott." Armed with her e-mail address book – and a sense of alarm – Sweet is taking the first political action of her adult life.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderlist; boycott; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; unodemayo
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1 posted on 04/30/2006 6:50:19 AM PDT by Ladycalif
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To: Ladycalif; Bikers4Bush; janetgreen; dennisw; gubamyster; nomad; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; SandRat; ...

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2 posted on 04/30/2006 6:54:08 AM PDT by Ladycalif (She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. -- Louisa May Alcott)
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To: Ladycalif
The vatos have been led by some bad people into a series of colossal miscalculations.

Why do they think that giving the finger to the country that has (up to now) accepted them will help their cause?

The more they "flex their numbers", the more America realizes our problem and its associated costs.

The end is nigh for illegals in such unbounded numbers. JMHO

3 posted on 04/30/2006 6:54:16 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Ladycalif

http://www.uschamber.com/issues/index/international/antiboycott.htm

"The antiboycott laws, however, apply to all boycotts imposed by foreign countries that are unsanctioned by the United States"


4 posted on 04/30/2006 6:54:49 AM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: stopem

"It is currently a federal criminal offense under U.S. "antiboycott laws" for any U.S. person to participate in another nation's boycotts or embargoes of third countries."

So gee what would the illegal aliens fall under U.S. person or foreign national, and what about the nmexicans who are BOYCOTTING in support of all the illegal alien foreign nationals???

"embargoes of 3rd countries"? Most of the products are made in 3rd countries.


5 posted on 04/30/2006 6:58:10 AM PDT by stopem (To allow a bunch of third world country nationals to divide Americans is unconscionable!)
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To: Ladycalif

But, how about this idea? The only real thing those crooks in Washington understand is MONEY! Am I right? So on Monday every working legal American should change the number of their dependents to 99 their W2 form. This would mean that almost no money would be taken out of our checks for Federal taxes and thus the flow of cash to the Federal Government would STOP! This is not illegal. Just put the money that would have gone to the Fed's in the bank and use it to pay your taxes next April 07! There would be a small additional fine but if enough people participate that might even be eliminated.

I predict that it would not take very long for change to happen with our "fearless" lawmakers!


6 posted on 04/30/2006 7:03:20 AM PDT by JLGALT (Get ready - Lock and Load!)
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To: Ladycalif; HiJinx

I'll counter by working a full 8 hours like every work day, buying my morning coffee and paper at a local eatery. May even do something extremely rare eat breakfast there instead of having one of those Fat-Pills when I get to work.


7 posted on 04/30/2006 7:05:14 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: JLGALT

Won't work they would just raise the debt ceiling to a gazillin brazzion dollars and no sense


8 posted on 04/30/2006 7:06:36 AM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: Ladycalif
I did a scan of our Sunday paper (DFW) and found that every article, every editorial, every column was very pro-immigration, pro-illegal. Much hand ringing and pulling of hair about what would happen to the restaurants, farms, construction companies if the illegals were forced to return home and how we would all suffer. Not one article that I found was against illegal immigration or called for border control.
9 posted on 04/30/2006 7:10:02 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: SandRat
Tell me how this will help though.I think most of this is coming from American Activists and little impact will be felt. If we fill Uncle Sam's coffers tomorrow, how does that get the attention of law makers that we want changes. Maybe, I'm looking at this wrong but to me their attitude will be "hurt me some more, why don't you".
I have something expensive I need (or want) to buy. I'm debating if I want to, tomorrow or not though.
10 posted on 04/30/2006 7:11:11 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Ladycalif
Good for Sandra Sweet.

The 11,000,000 illegals DON'T vote. The voters hold the election of politicians, who make, enforce and judicate the laws.

Ramming unpatriotism down our throats does these pro-illegal immigrants NO good.

The Star Spangled Banner in SPANISH?! Absolutely, totally, 100% insulting, demeaning and unpatriotic.

Didn't a BRIT start this?

11 posted on 04/30/2006 7:13:07 AM PDT by starfish923 (Socrates: It's never right to do wrong.)
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To: Ladycalif
Where is the law? These people are breaking the law by being here without proper papers or authority. Round them up and have the buses ready to ship them back to Mexico. Or be like the Mexican government and put them in jail for 20 years or more if they will not go back to their rat infested country.
13 posted on 04/30/2006 7:15:31 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: alabamagrand

Don't believe everything you hear about Texas:')


14 posted on 04/30/2006 7:15:56 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Ladycalif
See HERE.

Breakfast at Wendy's
Get new Wi-Fi gear at Best Buy
Lunch at Ruby Tuesday
Craft supplies at Michael's
Dinner at Outback Steakhouse

Wonder if On-line purchases count?

15 posted on 04/30/2006 7:18:07 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: alabamagrand
THey are running us out of a Walmart in my town in Georgia too. Luckily, we have an American governor (Sonny Perdue) who just signed a bill denying state benefits to illegals. It's a start - if gov't can deny, then so can privates- hospital emergency rooms may deny the illegal hang-nail sufferer...

And I hope this prevents them from driving on our roads and using state roads....

It's start...

16 posted on 04/30/2006 7:18:08 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Ladycalif
I am still trying to figure out how this will worse than a usual Christmas day. On Christmas 90% of businesses close.

Illegals will have to purchase items either today or Tuesday, if they don't tomorrow.
18 posted on 04/30/2006 7:22:24 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Desoto county MS Freeper)
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To: CindyDawg
Since I do "Essential Civilian War Production Work" I better darn well be at work. I can't let those kids in the "Combat Z" down, I won't let them down.
19 posted on 04/30/2006 7:23:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: alabamagrand

Signed on yesterday just to show us you know how to use CAPS?


21 posted on 04/30/2006 7:27:39 AM PDT by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: Ladycalif

I believe I will greet everybody at the airport (as I take a $1K airline flight), the rental car agency (as I begin a month's rental), the hotel, the restaurants with a big "Happy Bite the Hand that Feeds You Day". Will also probably do some shopping.


22 posted on 04/30/2006 7:29:41 AM PDT by sgtyork (Prove to us that you can enforce the borders first.)
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To: Principled

You do have a great gov!

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/14213.html


23 posted on 04/30/2006 7:29:46 AM PDT by toddlintown (Lennon takes six bullets to the chest, Yoko is standing right next to him and not one f'ing bullet?)
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To: alabamagrand; CindyDawg

Welcome to FR.

I believe the other poster meant for their comments to be taken in a friendly manner.

You can stop shouting. (In other words, turn off your caps lock.)


24 posted on 04/30/2006 7:30:08 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: alabamagrand

I know how you feel. Around here (Southern California) the illegals are so rude, pushy and belligerent, I'm afraid to go a lot of places, too.


25 posted on 04/30/2006 7:32:02 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Is cheap, illegal labor worth one life?)
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To: Ladycalif
I'm a citizen of Orange County, a legal citizen, too. Wife and I will have our list done and plan to head out early to do our part. We even are getting b'day and Christmas presents for the grand kids.
26 posted on 04/30/2006 7:33:08 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: stopem
" Boycotts or embargoes" are acts of war under international law. That's why JFK called the Cuban embargo a quarantine.
27 posted on 04/30/2006 7:35:48 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: JLGALT
...change the number of dependents to 99..

Right - and your employer would then be obliged to report such a claim to the IRS and you are in a whole heap of trouble.

28 posted on 04/30/2006 7:37:44 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Ladycalif

I applaud Ms. Sweet for her effort and hope that she is joined by many, many counter protesters across the country. I support those who make the effort to counter the boycott by making many purchases on May 1. Mid week I too was concentrating my efforts on coming up with a plan to counter this 'boycott' even if in just some small way. My focus has changed, drastically.

I am an avid supporter of President Bush. A huge reason I voted for him was because I trusted his ability to fight the war on terror and to protect this country from terrorism and I have supported ALL of his decisions in that regard, incuding Dubai, but have been frustrated with the inaction on the borders. I have felt that the inaction was due to both parties' appeasement of Latino voters

In ONE day, millions and millions of illegal alien invaders and their supporters have ANNOUNCED to President Bush and our leadership in D.C., that they WILL illegally take over major cities and shut down the entire country. They have made their demands clear and have stated that their objective is to intimidate our government into meeting their demands, which include immediate and full legalization, taking back their stolen land and open, unchecked borders.

'Boycott?" Their 'boycott' is a dangerously massive, threatening, uncontrollable assembly of foreign invaders, who's intentions are meant to be a show of force, all across the country, against our government, are an 'in your face' dare to any oppposition, and are, imo, without a doubt, a threat to national security. It is a threat that our government has created, done nothing to prevent, and is doing nothing to stop.



29 posted on 04/30/2006 7:39:03 AM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: Ladycalif
This illegal thing is going to get messy! I will get mad, think I had better head down to my local Mexican food joint this afternoon and have my last meal!
30 posted on 04/30/2006 7:40:05 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: starfish923

"The 11,000,000 illegals DON'T vote."


...unless they live in Democrat-controlled precincts in major cities like Philadelphia, St. Louis, Madison WI, or Miami. If they do, they vote 100% Democrat.


31 posted on 04/30/2006 7:41:18 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Principled

Sonny Perdue:"Just signed a bill denying state benefits to illegals."A governor with guts.If my governor(Jeb)did the same,i'd probably go into vapor lock.


32 posted on 04/30/2006 7:41:47 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: alabamagrand
Sorry. Didn't mean to step on your post.

Welcome to Free Republic, BTW.

33 posted on 04/30/2006 7:42:05 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: Ladycalif

I'm taking a vacation day either Wednesday or Thursday. Monday and Tuesday I must do work brainless cabrones don't have the first clue about.


34 posted on 04/30/2006 7:42:57 AM PDT by BobS
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To: Nea Wood
Around here (Southern California) the illegals are so rude, pushy and belligerent

....same here in the South Bay. You can't even smile or talk to their kids without them grabing them and pulling them away.

37 posted on 04/30/2006 7:53:06 AM PDT by SweetCaroline (.....once there was a way to get back homeward.)
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To: alabamagrand

My anecdote:Within the last year or so several hispanic families have moved into my neighborhood.My next door neighbors moved in a year or so ago.They won't say hello when i'm outside.I wave when i go by in my car.They don't wave back,and avoid any eye contact.Very strange and rude!Not very neighborly imo:(


38 posted on 04/30/2006 7:54:27 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Ed_in_NJ

What does that have to do with the issue at hand in this thread? A lot of Republican politicians support amnesty/guest worker legislation, so, related to the coming Monday events, your idea is a non sequitur.


39 posted on 04/30/2006 7:54:49 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: SweetCaroline
Oh, that's the old "Mal de Ojo" thing going on. You mustn't smile at their cute little anchor babies (Bush Babies?) because that brings the Evil Eye on them. It means something like stealing children--the old legend of changelings...?

It's a holdover from Moorish influence in Spain (I think--would be interested to hear if I'm wrong). One indication that it has Islamic tradition written on it is the wearing of bits of blue jewelry. In Islamic tradition, the color blue wards off the evil eye. That's why the burqua in Afghanistan was always blue, because women are so evil they need a charm against the devil.

Anyway, it's a very primitive thing. They probably also put eggs under their beds to absorb sickness. At least they have to pay their curanderos with cash, and it keeps them out of the ER.

40 posted on 04/30/2006 8:00:46 AM PDT by Mamzelle (American Shopping Day--May 1)
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To: Ladycalif

Wish there were a few more days to get organized. Too bad Rush is so busy with personal troubles.


41 posted on 04/30/2006 8:01:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle (American Shopping Day--May 1)
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To: toddlintown

The talk like that at DU


42 posted on 04/30/2006 8:09:41 AM PDT by tiger63
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To: Ladycalif
Here in Discovery Bay we have a new upscale restaurant. My wife and I went in for dinner Thursday night last week. When we got up to the door we saw a sign "We will be closed on Monday May 1 in support for the Great American Boycott". We ordered a drink and talked about it for a minute. I then approached the owner who I happen know and asked why he would support such a boycott and added the there was nothing American about. He said he would not have any kitchen staff ... I said ... so what ... why don't you come in and just cook burgers and hotdogs for a day and keep the bar open. He just shrugged it off. To that I said ... we'll you won't be seeing us in here anymore ... as we will be participating in the "Great American Former Customer Boycott" ... lets see who you can do without .... illegal employees or customers. Then my wife went up to him ... and was NOT as nice as I was. My wife and I then drove to the local pizza parlor (who is open on Monday BTW) and had salad bar. it was more healthy and $80.00 cheaper.

Point is ... that is exactly what needs to be done to those who honor Pinko de Mayo tomorrow. Don't patronize those who employee illegals.

43 posted on 04/30/2006 8:15:51 AM PDT by clamper1797 (We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties)
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To: Principled

Yes, it is a bad move. Sympathy won't be forthcoming. Monday is my normal shopping day and it won't be necessary to change the routine. Many of the illegals are employed in the canneries for some reason; it would be a surprise if any one of them took Monday off to stage the protest.


44 posted on 04/30/2006 8:19:20 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: savedbygrace
See the words "shopping" and "boycott" in the title of THIS THREAD?

My post was a suggestion to counter the "boycott" by "shopping" at the named places -- as detailed by the link I included.

45 posted on 04/30/2006 8:20:55 AM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: alabamagrand
HA HA HA I TYPE IN CAPS BECAUSE IT IS EASIER. BY THE WAY, I CAN SHOUT ALL I WANT, THIS IS STILL AMERICA

I was just trying to help you out. If posting etiquette is unimportant to you, shout away.

46 posted on 04/30/2006 8:21:59 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Ladycalif


I plan to buy a new Lawn Mower, and stock up on some clothing....Its kinda fun thinking of ways to spend $$ to counter the Illegals.


47 posted on 04/30/2006 8:28:57 AM PDT by Cindy_Cin
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To: Ed_in_NJ

The title is specific to the illegals' boycott tomorrow, and your shopping suggestion relates to companies that support Republicans. What do you hope to accomplish by such an unrelated action? I just don't get it.

If you were suggesting we buy from companies that refuse to employ illegal aliens, I cound see the relationship.


48 posted on 04/30/2006 8:35:44 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: JLGALT
There would be a small additional fine but if enough people participate that might even be eliminated.

I think the fine for insufficient withholding is $500. That's not so small for some people.

49 posted on 04/30/2006 8:40:30 AM PDT by Amelia (Education exists to overcome ignorance, not validate it.)
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To: starfish923

"The 11,000,000 illegals DON'T vote."

~~~~~~~~~~~

Not true at all. That's what our politicians want us to think, but it's not so.

Illegals can and do vote, and there is no way to stop them apparently, if they want to.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15285

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"There is no way of checking," said Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone.

"We have no way of doing that. We have no access to any information about who is in the United States legally or otherwise."


50 posted on 04/30/2006 9:03:05 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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