Sunday, May 28, 2006

In Light of Recent Events...

I got an email written by a woman in a local tabloid, and I agree with her. I have been agreeing with the recent action trying to limit the amount of illegal aliens crossing the borders, in my opinion, something has been needing to be done for a long time coming.

"Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect it's own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard working and honest (except for
when I broke into your house)."

According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard working and honest . um, except for ... well, you know.

And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being anti-housebreaker.

Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help.

--I watched Brokeback Mountain the other day for the first time. I really don't see what the big hoorah is all about. I don't think it was that great of a movie to start with. The "explicit" gay scenes were anything but, (as Roger put it, "Oz is more graphic than that.") and it was just a typical gay man story about two gay men in love with each other, not wanting to admit that they're gay, trying to cover it up by having a family including a wife and kids, realize they'll never get over each other and then one dies unhappy and the other lonely and unhappy for the rest of his life. ::shrugs:: Whatever floats.


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