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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday is all mixed up.

Because this shit happens. That's a link to an article on the list of "illegals" that was sent to the local media in Utah. The good news of this is that it's the document creators that are coming under investigation. And, gee, they included people who are here legally? Why, I couldn't see that happening? Shocked, shocked I am to discover...

Another one of those posts about the myths we tell ourselves. This one is on how Pres. Obama is just letting illegals over-run the country, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, strange how doing audits which 1) cost less, 2) penalize the employer and 3) end the employment of illegals actually, you know, works better than making big raids and arresting/deporting illegal aliens. Just to remind everybody, if the illegal aliens didn't have jobs to come to, and those jobs didn't pay better than they could get in their home countries, they wouldn't come. Just like if you get people to stop using drugs (like in the suburbs where the majority of drug use happens), we wouldn't have to have so much interdiction and foreign entanglements (to stop drug production). Strange that.

I had a whole semi-post on the TPE vs. NAACP, but really, Mark Williams is the leader of something? As Gene Hackman said as Lex Luther in the 1978 Superman movie, "It's amazing that brain generates enough electricity to move those legs." Sorry, Tea Party, you're losing the argument. You as individuals may not be racially motivated, but your leaderships' slip is showing.

Changing topics:

Noticed and passed on without too much comment other than my Mom is a breast cancer survivor, and as a male, we can also suffer from it (or it's close relative protate cancer) Save the TaTas (no nudity, but might not be work safe for your place of employment). Wonder if I should design a "Save the Cajones" shirt? What is depressing is that I could probably sell more of them. (Grokked from Dan)

There's a whole bunch of buzz about the I write like site. As exampled here on Making Light. Yeah, just seems like it's vocabulary. For the current short story, "Grace" I write like "Kurt Vonnegut." Which is cool, and I wish. For the first 50 pages of Blademan I write like Raymond Chandler. Again, cool, and I wish. To quote Teresa Nielsen Hayden, "Wanted cool; got balonium."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

[confused]

Are you saying Mark Williams is not the leader of the Tea Party but when he speaks, he says things that make the Tea Party look racist? Just a quick google shows me that Williams is being tossed out for inappropriate remarks... so how is the Tea Party showing racism?

Seriously, dude. I don't understand what you're saying.

Anonymous Cassie

Steve Buchheit said...

Cassie, I'm asking how he got to be leader of anything. And for being "tossed out" he still holds positions in the various organizations (as exemplified in the most recent post). And, this isn't the first time Mark WIlliams has been the purveyor of verbal diarrhea, it's just that now he's come into the sites of a national organization. Also, his response to the event shows his internal thought processes, which given his personality, was probably not ever hidden very well. So it's a plus that he's on the way out (not completely), but it's a shame to the organization that he rose so far. And really, it's only because of the public spotlight on it right now that he really is being removed (again, not his first time down this route, just the first time with the NAACP pointing it out to the MSM).

Fortunately for the overall movement, Mr. Williams was really only involved in the more "orchestrated" side of the overall movement (ie. the GOP PAC and fundraiser side - the illegitimate side to hear some tea party activists describe it).