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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

When did supporting the law turn one into a racists or bigot?

Living in Phoenix the topic of Illegal Immigration is constantly a hot topic. Jan 1 2008 the Arizona Workers Sanction law goes into effect. All I can say is, it is about time. I agree and know very well that this will not end illegal immigration nor will it curb all employers from knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

I often hear others stating that I and people that share my opinion are bigots and racists. How does respecting the law make me a bigot? I would and do feel the same about the illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatamala, Cuba, Canada, wherever they are from, illegal means just that, illegal. I think it makes me American to detest these criminals, the burden the place on the educational system, health care systems, correctional and judicial system as well as skewing the class system. Years ago Americans dug ditches, cleaned toilets, mowed lawns, swung hammers. Granted these were not the highest paying jobs, but they are an honest living for honest work. The people that used to work these jobs have now feel they have moved up a class and let the immigrants do that work.

I am all for immigration in a legal, controlled manner for those willing to invest in our country (not send money back via the enabling Western Union), willing to be respectable Americans supporting our country and economy.

Frankly it makes me mad as hell to push 1 to get English menus. That the gaggle of immigrants at the store do not speak English as they push past you while their kids behave like primates, touching everything in the store, pushing past you, all the while chattering away in their native language. Enough is enough. If you are not pissed, you are not American.

I think people are confusing the types of immigration here, illegal and legal. There was an article today in the local paper about a Landscape Company that only hires legal’s, pays them a decent wage. Fantastic article and I am sure his business will grow leaps and bounds based on this article. But good for him!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Generaly Speaking ...


Generally I feel “bumper stickers” are no more effective than a tacky slogan’ed T-shirt. But for years, at least the last 6, I have proudly displayed a sticker with a statement no less true than we will all die. It is a simple white text on black background reading “Atheism Cures Religious Terrorism.” After being subjected to the cute little fishy emblems, the child praying in the shadow of the cross stickers, in the Phoenix Metro Area the big one is a “CCV” sticker Christ Church of the Valley.

A few months ago I had the brilliant idea to get a new vanity license plate. I chose 8THEIST on a patriotic license plate. I figured I would get lots of stern looks and ugly comments. However, it has been the opposite.

Last week I was in a parking lot selling my old hunting bow to someone, some young men walked past us and said “Hey I like your bumper sticker.” Today I was driving home and an older lady in her Honduh passed me slowly looking over to make sure she had my attention she gave me a thumbs-up. It feels good to know that Atheists must no longer hide in the closet like homosexuals in the 60’s. I get home, the doorbell rings … UPS delivering a package, the driver says “Where did you get your sticker on your truck, I love it!” I tell her the name of the website (
www.evolvefish.com) and I remember, I ordered 4 or 5 last time. I tell her to hang tight one second and quickly return with one for her. It felt good to share with this total stranger a belief or lack thereof. I suppose this feeling is why the sheep insist on knocking on my door time and time again even with the truck sitting in the driveway.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Is Narcissism the next epidemic?

For sometime now I have noticed more and more people that are nothing short of narcissistic in their self-absorption. When I was in school we referred to people being stuck-up or conceded. But the past few years there is an ever increasing of trend of people with a sense of over inflated self-worth. These people have now resorted to putting "I (Heart) Me" bumper stickers on their soccer mom mobiles.

I see this as a dangerous trend. One of the key indicators of Antisocial Personality Disorder is a grandiose sense of self worth or entitlement. Anyone that has dealt with a sociopath knows it is not pleasant. Particularly if this person is a co-worker or a family member in which you have no choice but to interact with them.

I cannot help but think that the touchy feely, liberal parenting movement has produced these gems of society. For those of you that feel your special ... The Olympics are Special too, so I am not so sure I would want to be remembered as being "Special."

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fat and Lazy

Recently we took a trip to the Disney Parks in Orlando. It never ceases to amaze me how lazy American parents have become. I am simply awe-struck at the number of parents pushing around children that sometimes look upwards of double digit years. My philosophy is if the child can ask to be put in a stroller, it is problem time to donate it.

I am not sure which is worse, the lazy parents pushing around their lazy children or the fat people wheeling around in their fat ass mobile thrones. If these fat people would walk perhaps they would not be fat? Just a thought …

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What the hell is, "Fixed Income?"

The other day I was listening to radio during my morning commute and a commercial for Health Insurance came on. They were directing their sales pitch to towards what they called “fixed income.” For the longest time this term has confused me. The last time I looked I was “fixed income.” I do not earn a living off commission sales, my bi-weekly pay check rarely waivers.

It is annual enrolment at work and my health insurance is going up over 100% for 2008. Where do I sign up for my fixed income discount?

Americans ...

So … today I was approached by a neighbor asking why I had a group of “Iranians” at my house a few weeks ago. This was pretty upsetting to me. The “Iranians” he spoke of are several young Indian men that work for me in the computer industry. I had an appreciation get together for my contractors at my house. This person that approached me stated the neighbors were concerned. Just goes to show how ignorance runs rampant and people fear the unknown.

These men that work with me and for me are people with moral fiber as high as any American I know. They are hard workers, well educated, multi-lingual and despite popular belief they are not Muslim. Most are Catholic, yes, I said Catholic or Hindu. They abstain from pre-marital sex, divorce is almost unheard of, and their family units are very strong and supportive. Can this be said for “Americans?”

So before you pass judgment on someone, please do a little research.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So when is this election, exactly?

Even though I have only been able to vote since the '92 election, it appears that each year, the hoopla starts earlier and earlier. I used to think Christmas items on display in August were disgusting, but the election hoopla 2 years prior to election ...

Ron Paul 2008!