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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sunday Is "Inmates Run The Asylum" Day

Wait, that doesn't sound as nice as "open thread." Anyway, please feel free to use this entry to talk about anything you like, and to suggests subjects you'd like to see covered more.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just recently in Mexico, a candidate for President made an interesting comment about George Bush's speech regarding immigration. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated that illegal immigration is "Mexico's disgrace". Why hasn't the media picked up on this... A Mexican talking about the real problem?

May 21, 2006 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Instead of lecturing the US on how we should allow more illegals into the US to continue to prop up his failed, corrupt Mexico, Vicente Fox should change the laws in his own country. It's to his great shame that Mexicans continue to flee their homeland en masse. Total hypocrisy. Somehow I doubt if Arnold, AV and Fabian will press Fox next week on this:

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer
43 minutes ago

If Arnold Schwarzenegger had migrated to Mexico instead of the United States, he couldn't be a governor. If Argentina native Sergio Villanueva, firefighter hero of the Sept. 11 attacks, had moved to Tecate instead of New York, he wouldn't have been allowed on the force.

Even as Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of undocumented Mexican migrants, its officials at times calling U.S. policies "xenophobic," Mexico places daunting limitations on anyone born outside its territory.

In the United States, only two posts — the presidency and vice presidency — are reserved for the native born.

In Mexico, non-natives are banned from those and thousands of other jobs, even if they are legal, naturalized citizens...

The foreign-born make up just 0.5 percent of Mexico's 105 million people, compared with about 13 percent in the United States, which has a total population of 299 million. Mexico grants citizenship to about 3,000 people a year, compared to the U.S. average of almost a half million.

May 21, 2006 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where can I buy the best ice cream in Los Angeles?

May 21, 2006 11:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not from one of the illegals' carts

May 21, 2006 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Best cakes in town are from Portos , Burbank.

May 21, 2006 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love this quote from the a policy wonk at The American Enterprise Institute: "The good news is that a million Mexicans were on the street recently demanding good jobs and good government and justice. The bad news is they were marching in someone else's country."

He makes a great point: Why aren't Mexicans marching and rallying in their own country to improve conditions? Why aren't Mexicans boycotting work and commerce for a day to get a message to their own leaders? Why won't 500,000 Mexicans be protesting in LA on May 26th when Vicente Fox, the lead perpetrator of organized Mexican flight, comes to meet with the Mayor? If Mexicans' real reason for coming to the US is "a dream of a better life", why then are they not demanding it en masse from their politicians?

The reason is simple: they don't just want a better life; they want a better life that someone else built and paid for and will hand them. If they truly want a better life - why the hell aren't they doing something about it in MEXICO?????

May 21, 2006 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you 9:44 - I saw that same quote & was stunned. I'd never even heard of this guy but I intend to send him a fat campaign contribution.

and thank you 10:21 for posting the AP article which I also read today. It goes hand-in-hand with something I read last week (sorry, can't recall the source) that suggested Mexico open up its oil fields to reimburse America for expenses, since Mexico seems to think they're entitled to a say-so on US immigration policies.

Has anyone else noticed the mainstream media has finally started to take a rational tone when writing about illegals and Mexico in particular? Up til now I thought all their writers must be either left wing zealots, or latinos standing up for their own. Finally it seems they are giving both sides of the story, including the one where Mexican illegals are costing us a fortune while changing our culture for the worse.

And for 11:35: Cold Stone Creamery for the best ice cream. I know there's one on Pico at Westwood. Damn tasty.

May 21, 2006 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hello, Mayor Sam:

I just discovered your great blog...better late than never.

As a lifelong resident of Westwood, I have watched my city d eteriorate to the point of wanting to move. And the election of the current mayor has depressed me beyond belief.

Now, my question to all of you is this: Why is there no outward outrage about the forthcoming "visit" of Villaraigosa's counterpart in Mexico? He will be in LA on Friday and I, for one, would join any organizations who plan to protest. I have NEVER protested publicly in my life...but there is a first time for everything.

What is happening to LA and to our country is seditious and deserves to be treated as such. America needs to wake up...the Mexicans are coming...the Mexicans are coming! In fact, they are here!

Thank you!

May 21, 2006 3:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:34, a couple of people have said the same thing as you about protesting Fox's visit on other threads on this blog. I only just heard about Fox's visit a few days ago so I bet a lot of people don't know. It would be worthwhile to email everyone you know & suggest such a protest. Friday before a holiday weekend might be a slow work day anyway so maybe take off half a day and speak out on behalf of our country.

Fox's remarks the last two years have been filled with racist slurs and anti-American insults. We have not only a right but an obligation to tell him where he can shove his encouragement to commit criminal trespass.

But again I ask - will the 500,000 Mexicans living illegally in LA because of Fox's incompetent reign and who recently insulted every American by marching in OUR streets that WE paid for while waving Mexican flags and chanting in Mexican bother to show up and this time blame the person who's actually responsible for the illegal immigration mess? Note likely. Considering the fact they continue to reward Fox and Mexico for its disastrous economic policies and its racism against its own darker-skinned, lower class citizens by sending home $20 billion in US earned wages, they're too dumb to recognize the REAL enemy.

May 21, 2006 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's go back to the old fashioned, hard core 4th floor gossip.

We want scooped on all of the council members and their staff.

We want to know what's really going on in their heads.

May 21, 2006 8:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank god Mayor Daniel is gone.

May 21, 2006 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Times in Sunday's edition has a story about an asian immigration group is against english being the national language in the U.S. I would hope that the editor of the Times would talk about the history of the U.S. and how we already voted and english won out over german (by one vote) to be the official language of our country. And to tell any group made up of non citizens to "SHUT THE PIE HOLE".

May 21, 2006 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And to those who commented above, since it looks like the Senate is about to ram its flawed amnesty plan down our throats, call or e-mail Dennis Hastert and tell him NOT to cave and keep the focus on ENFORCEMENT.

May 21, 2006 9:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fosselman's in Alhambra on Main near Palm.

May 22, 2006 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

diddy reese in Westwood.

May 22, 2006 5:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rite Aid icecream cheap and good

May 22, 2006 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:18 PM

That's right. Mexico's class system is set up that way. It's a racist class system and to aristocrats like Vicente Fox it is so much better to get rid of those "indios" and poor.

If there is a protest this Friday, the message to Vicente Fox should be to ask Mexico to face its racist past. Or portray Vicente as the racist, which he is. The message should say, "an aristocrat who preys on his people, its poor and indigenous."

If you want to convince latinos and especially Mexicans. It would probably be a better strategy to protest against the Mexican president and turn the tables and say "Mexico is failing you", and give reasons.

May 22, 2006 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My grandparents on both my mother and father's side were immigrants. I was brought up to say "I am half italian and half irish and all american".

May 22, 2006 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

only mexicans can sure pick that produce we eat at restuarants or even from supermarkets. I sure would like to see more union jobs picking the fruit, vegetables and even at carwashes. The economy would go up, no doubt, but those prices would be outrageous. Imagine a cesar salad going for 15 or twenty bucks because some union members picked that. Haahaahaa, no matter how we slice it, we need mexicans to do the shit not even blacks will do.

May 23, 2006 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is AV planning a tickertape parade for his best friend, Vicente Fox?

May 23, 2006 12:44 PM  

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