As long as the illegal aliens are marching, maybe they'll march back across the border! (badda boom)
I've got a million of them, but I'm willing to share the limelight. Check out Congressman Steve King of Iowa:
The May 1st anti-Gringo-fest is also being billed as "A Day Without Immigrants" which is a misnomer on a couple of counts. First, the threatened boycott fails to conjure the image of a Norwegian refusing to buy his May 1 lutefisk at the corner Fareway. Second, the pro-amnesty groups are insistent on confusing legal and illegal immigration. Let's not start mixing our apples and oranges. The issue before Congress is illegal immigration. Perhaps the May 1st boycott should give America a glimpse into "A Day Without ILLEGAL Immigration."I can hardly wait!
Actually, it seems that there have been quite a few days recently without illegal aliens only it was just the illegal alien profiteers who noticed:
Thousands of illegal immigrants stayed home this week amid rumors of immigration roundups that federal officials say were unfounded, leaving some industries scrambling for workers.Hold on, here comes the good part.
Len Mills, executive vice president of Associated General Contractors of South Florida, estimated at least 50 percent of workers on construction jobs in the region had not shown up for work.We already are, Len. But Len's a regular Einstein compared to the next profiteer:
"This is costing millions of dollars a day, and I don't know who is going to pay for it," he said.
"Everybody's edgy," said Chris Ruske, owner of a southern New Jersey nursery. "There's an awful lot of rhetoric, and you wonder what's true. You wonder if the immigration Gestapo are coming to get you."A little Googling produces an article with some fetching snaps of Chris who pretends to be doing some physical labor despite carrying a watermelon under his shirt and fear of the pesky Gestapo. I'm sure his Millville neighbors enjoy supporting his cut rate illegal workforce with free medical care and schooling.
The rumors affected a wide variety of businesses. In New Jersey and New York, day-laborer gathering sites drew only a trickle of workers.Aw c'mon, Dean! You could do a random sweep at an illegal alien march and fulfill your quota for the year!
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Dean Boyd said the agency has received hundreds of calls about immigration raids in recent days. Such rumors are typical after a raid like the one last week in which more than 1,000 employees of pallet manufacturer IFCO were arrested at more than 40 company sites nationwide, he said.
"However, we don't conduct random sweeps," he said. "All our arrests are the result of investigations, evidence and intelligence."
Of course, all the usual suspects are truly supporting the illegal alien whinefest. My favorites:
Teachers’ unions in urban areas have advocated that children should not be held to account for being truant. Confirming this, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Unified School District, with three-quarters of a million children, said that school principals have been advised to join the protests to keep order among the children who may walk out.Yeah right. Who's higher on the list of illegal alien profiteers than "professional educators?" Oops, there is another group who gets the honor:
In spite of the pleas by Mayor Villaraigosa and Cardinal Mahony, the Democrat leaders of the California State Assembly have decided to call their own boycott for May 1, canceling legislative session that day in deference to the protests. But, showing that their commitment only goes so far, they declared Monday a “check-in” day so as not to forfeit their $459 tax-free per diem for the weekend and Monday. A true legislative walkout would have led to lawmakers losing per diem pay for Saturday and Sunday, as well as Monday since spending more than three consecutive days away from the Capitol triggers a halt in the highly-prized extra pay.I guess there's a booming market in illegal alien comedy, but they better work fast because there's going to be no shortage in California of cheap legislative labor:
The legislative protest by the Democrats caught Republican Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy’s attention. Mountjoy remarked at the close of Thursday’s session that he had spoken to former members of the legislature who where willing to come to work on Monday for half price. The only issue was that they were, “undocumented by the Secretary of State.” Does that mean that “undocumented” lawmakers are willing to do the work that American lawmakers aren’t willing to do?
Mexican lawmakers are on their way to Los Angeles to participate in Monday's boycott and demonstrations in support of amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country. The Mexican government lawmakers last night passed a resolution showing their overwhelming support for the demonstrations and boycott in the United States. All political parties in the lower house of the Mexican Congress approved the resolution.Yet more evidence that Hitler was a nincompoop. Why did he bother with a messy blitzkrieg when he could have just sent a human wave of civilians and politicians over the Polish, French, and Russian borders?
Remember, folks: if it's closed on May 1st, you don't ever want to do business there again.