On The Internets 08.30.2010
- OUCH! Arch conservative Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) told a town hall in his home state that former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, is the "last person I'd vote for for President of the United States." In addition to skewering Gingrich, Coburn also attacked the military and military contractors for their out of control spending, "The problem is, we have allowed the military-industrial complex to make things unaffordable. There's no choke chain. We need a choke chain. When the cost of an F-35 triples during development, something's wrong." Though I rarely agree with anything Mr. Coburn says, in this case, I agree with both.
- Egotastic has selected the 10 hottest women at this year's Emmy Awards show. Their winners (with corresponding pictures) are here. My fave? This year, that honor goes to Brooke Burke (Olivia Munn comes in at #2)
- Mad Men and Modern Family were apparently the two biggest winners at this year's Emmy Awards. I say apparently because I missed the show. But I couldn't miss the opportunity to highlight this pic of Mad Men's three top ladies: January Jones, Elizabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks from the red carpet.
Wow, I'm very impressed Tom Coburn said that.
The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. And if thats not enough the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.
PS - For 2012, Newt just wants another fling with another intern.
The Republican strategy of demonizing Latinos may work in the short term, but long term, will be the end of the GOP as a national party. At one time, both Blacks and Jews voted overwhelmingly for the Republican Party, but not anymore. After conservative opposition to both civil rights and the New Deal, they lost both groups. Now, with the new anti-brown skin laws being passed across the country, they will lose Hispanics for a generation or two (or maybe forever).
I do not undertand why the Left does not understand the concept.
Immigration laws are absolutely in need of a complete reformation. That being said, I don't know of anyone that is against LEGAL immigration. It is the ILLEGAL immigration that is dangerous and unwanted.
Ask Mexico! Their immigration laws and border security with Guatamala should be our same standard here in America. (and yet pro-law American's would still be called racist...)
The concept that you are failing to recognize is that it is positively un-American to make a law that targets a certain race for extra scrutiny and possible harassment. The issue with laws like the one in Arizona is not one of protection of illegals. It is about protecting the rights of Hispanic US citizens and legal immigrants who will be the victims of laws like that.
The right wing is either incapable of or un-willing to understand the extra burden being put on certain citizens based solely on ethnicity. Deny it all you want, but that is what the opposition is about. A target should not be placed on the backs of all people with brown skin.
Saying the opposition to the law in AZ is about protecting illegals is a straw man argument.
As for protecting our borders and dealing with illegals, President Obama has deported more illegals in his two years than have been deported in the last 100 years. He has put more troops on the border and authorized more money for border security than any previous president.
Fixing the problem can be done without painting all Latinos with a broad brush and assuming they are all illegal until they show their papers. It is Republican politics that makes this issue so divisive.
I read the Arizona law and nowhere did I see anything targeting Latinos in that legislation. As a matter of fact I did see written in the law that racial profiling was not to be a part of the law.
(Inconvenient facts for the left's arguments for sure!)
Let's not be intentionally obtuse, buddy. The law allows police to detain people for being illegal based solely on their discretion and their idea of "probable cause." Is a single white person ever going to be picked up on "probable cause" of being an illegal? Will an African-American? Of course not.
The real world effect of the law will be for all Latinos to be guilty until proven innocent, and subject to harassment and undue detention.
You know this to be true. So does Fox News. So does Limbaugh and all the rest of the proponents of this law. Yet none of you care since you won't be affected by it.
That is an inconvenient fact the right refuses to deal with.
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