Thursday, June 07, 2007

The American Bird Feeder

Via email:

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. Within a week, there were hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the bird poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table ... everywhere.

Then some of the birds turned mean: They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud: they sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I could not even sit on my own back porch anymore. I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ... quiet, serene and no birds were demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let’s see ... our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for these free services. Small apartments were housing five families: there was a wait of six hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor.

Your child’s 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn’t speak English.

Corn Flakes now comes in a bilingual box. I have to press “one” to hear my bank talk to me in English and people waving flags other than “Old Glory” are squawking and screaming in the streets demanding more rights and free liberties.

The Los Angeles Times reports that 40 percent of all workers in L.A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes: they do not have green cards.

Ninety-five percent of all warrants for murder are for illegal aliens. Seventy-five percent of people on the wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

Over two-thirds of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal aliens paid for by Mexicans on Medi-Cal: paid for by California taxpayers. Over 300,000 illegal aliens are living in garages. Less than 2 percent of illegal aliens are picking our crops: 29 percent are on welfare.

Prof. Donald Huddle of Rice University has calculated the cost of illegal immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was (after subtracting the taxes illegal immigrants pay) a net $70 billion per year. The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a negative number.

Maybe it’s time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

They may not have come from the LA Times, but even the liberal apologists over at Snopes can only put up a pathetic whine about the numbers. As for the crime statistics, I encourage you to examine your local "Most Wanted" list and see what you think. By way of reference, here are the lists for Raleigh, NC and the State of North Carolina. Must be all those old Carolina Hispanic families have gone bad.