The National Language
The U.S. Senate is not willing to pass separate bills on sealing the border and amnestizing people already here illegally. Rather, Senators want to tie the unpopular amnesty bill -- oh, pardon me, I meant "pathway to citizenship" bill -- to the popular "seal the border" bill.
Are there any loyal Republicans out there care to defend your party on this? You have control of both houses of Congress, and the Presidency, and this is the best you can do?!
As for Bush's and Hillary Rodham's claims that American workers are just too lazy and fussy to work hard, the L.A. Times reported that a company called Diversified Landscape Management, in Riverside, is supposedly eager to hire guys to shovel dirt at $34 an hour, but can't find Americans to do the work. Assuming a 40-hour work-week, and a 52-week year, that's $70,720. Does this story smell funny to anyone else, or just me? Anyway, this is supposedly proof that illegal immigration is necessary to keep the economy running smoothly.
The DWP apparently had to pay one illegal alien over $100,000 a year to get him to work for the company. Immigration authorities arrested eight allegedly illegal aliens while they were working for the company. They were from Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.
[Note for those too young to recognize the pictures above, one was from a recurring skit on Saturday Night Live about a million years ago, called "News for the Hard of Hearing." Another was from a Woody Allen movie called "Bananas" -- he actually used to be funny -- in which he became the dictator of a banana republic and had an English-to-English translator.]