let's go to Mexico!!!!! State, National, International, posted by Kelly, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 15, 2010 at 10:14 am
Dear President Obama:
I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico and I would like to ask you to assist me.
We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. Into Mexico , and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.
We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws..
I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I'm on my way over?
Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:
1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.
4. I want my grand kids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.
5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.
6. I want my grand kids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.
7. Please plan to feed my grand kids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.
9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but, I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.
11. I plan to fly the U.S. Flag from my house top, put U S. Flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.
14. I want to receive free food stamps.
15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.
16. I'll need Income tax credits so although I don't pay Mexican Taxes, I'll receive money from the government.
17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov't pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.
18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.
19. And oh yes, I will expect free health care service whenever I want it even though I will not put any money into the service.
I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. From Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely..
Thank you so much for your help. You're the man!!!
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 15, 2010 at 10:48 am
I wonder . . .
Is it considered plagiarism when someone posts a "letter" as if they were the author and the words their own? It seems like this bit of humor has shown up as right wing input into Arizona's new "papers please" immigration law just about every time there's a blog opportunity. In fact, I think it’s even been used at least once on this forum.
A quick internet search on the phrase: "We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws" will give you an idea of just how many times it’s been repeated. I guess when you have nothing of real substance to offer towards an issue, cut, paste and repeat often is the best you can do.
Posted by FOOLS, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on May 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm
THIS COUNRTY IS UNDER ATTACK. NOT FROM HIGHJACKED JETS, BOMBS,SIOLDERS WITH GUNS OR ANY OF THE OTHER PROPAGANDA USED TO TAKE AWAY YOUR ABILITY TO THINK FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE CURRENTLY LOSING YOUR HOMELAND,YOUR RIGHT TO ACTUALLY HAVE A VOTE THAT COUNTS FOR SOMETHING, YOUR SOCIAL PROGRAMS THAT BENIFIT LEGAL CITIZENS,YOUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS ( OH SORRY CANT HAVE GOD EITHER) ESTABLISHED BY OUR FOR FATHERS, AND FINALLY YOUR INCOME. IT WAS JUST 80 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU GOT TO BRING HOME WHAT YOU EARNED, NOW YOU BRING HOME ALMOST HALF, THINK ABOUT IT, AT THIS RATE IN ANOTHER 80 YEARS YOU WILL BRING HOME NOTHING! WELCOME TO SOCIALISM. SOON EVERYONE WILL WORK FOR BASIC NESASSITIES, ONLY THE WEALTHY WHO OWN US WILL BE FREE.
Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm
After reading these responses must be a lot of mexicans out there. Does sound interesting that illegals would get all this stuff if true especially living in a state which our governor announced yesterday was effectively broke. Looks like our money is being used for illegals rather than us.
Posted by TO THE DUMB ( illegal ) YUPPY, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm
YEAH GO AFTER THE GRAMMER ERROR, AS IF YOU DONT SEE THAT IN EVERY MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLET DAILY. GO RIGHT PAST THE POINT TO THE ONLY THING YOU CAN FIND. TELL YOU WHAT, YOU GIVE ALL YOUR INCOME TO CRIMINALS ( THATS WHAT THEY ARE) AFTER THEY BREAK INTO OUR COUNTRY, QUIT YOUR JOB SO SOME DUMB ILLEGAL CAN HAVE IT, GIVE THEM YOUR HOME, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY YOU HAVE PAID INTO (AND THEY HAVE NOT) AND WHILE YOUR AT IT COME UP WITH A LIST OF ALL THE OTHER LAWS YOU WISH TO HAVE DISMISSED AND THEN GO SIT IN FRONT OF A MOVING TRUCK BECAUSE THATS ALL YOU ARE, A SPEED BUMP. THE (LEGAL) PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY WILL ONE DAY WIN BACK WHAT IS THEIRS. GOD BLESS LEGAL AMERICANS. THE REST OF YOU ARE CRIMINALS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
Posted by Hey idiots, a resident of the Carlton Oaks neighborhood, on May 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm
I love it when conservatives go off about illegal immigrants. You will NEVER get a Republican president to agree to strict immigration controls because their contributers, big business, makes a ton of money off of their illegal employees.
Also, does anyone know why in the world our country has ballots and other information in other languages? Because the South passed Black Codes after slavery became illegal and African-American men received the right to vote. The South forced these men to take literacy tests to prove they were smart enough to vote, highly illegal.
Posted by mark, a resident of another community, on May 17, 2010 at 12:17 am
It's real simple. The criminals in Washington are out to destroy the middle class. It is much more easy to own and control the poor. This has been in the works for a long time. The Federal Reserve is printing money 24/7 and giving away to Wall Street and Foreign Banksters making the dollar worthless. If that is not enough they will get whats left with more and more taxes. Doesn't matter if its Bush or Obommer, they are all puppets of the Rothschild Family Cartell. They are doing world wide, what you see in Greece will be comming here. Pathetic brainwashed Americans think it can't happen in America. Open your eyes sheeple.
They say we are in the recovery. Fat chance, this is as good as it gets, and is getting worse, all by design. Think your vote counts? Thats what they want you to think. You have no say whatsoever.
The American Dream, you have to be asleep to believe it. A 3 minute video LINK:Web Link
Posted by IMMIGRANTS, NOT US CITIZENS, MUST ADAPT, a resident of the Civic Square neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 8:57 am
Australian Prime Minister does it again!!
It took a lot of courage for this man to speak what he had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least he was willing to take a stand on his and Australia 's beliefs.
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..
Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote:
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It.
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. '
'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'
'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'
'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 10:21 am
One more cut, paste and repeat hoax that's been making it's way across right wing blogs since 2005. Hey, I bet Glenn Beck has even reported it as "news"!!
According to the "Hoax-Slayer" website: "The "Rudd" version strays even further from the truth than the original. None of the comments or opinions included in the message have any connection whatsoever with Kevin Rudd or his Government."
For those actually interested in the truth, please read more here: Web Link
Posted by John, a resident of the Civic Square neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 10:40 am
I am even more proud that this came from an America!
The message does contain elements of truth, it is in fact highly misleading and inaccurate. At the outset, it should be noted that the message is now quite outdated. A high profile Australian political leader did make comments suggesting that Islamic extremists who desired to turn Australia into an Islamic state should leave.
What's An American?
Date Added: Jan. 16, 2002
Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2005
In the days following the the terrorist attacks on civilian targets in the United States, patriotism was at an all-time high. What exactly constitutes patriotism is subjective, but the popularity and long life of this letter indicate that many agree with its message.
Subject: Be an American
After hearing that the state of Florida changed its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her face covered, one American had had enough. This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper. Did quite a job, didn't he?
IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or his culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America.
Our population is almost entirely comprised of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multi cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity.
As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! "In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.
If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture. If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.
We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from.
This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But, once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 11:13 am
Native Americans are the only true Americans. We "have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle". All you non-Native Americans have "served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity." Although you did your best to kill us off through warfare, disease and forced marches across our country to desolate reservations without natural resources, this is still our "OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle"! You definitely have "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE"!
Posted by Clueless, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 11:16 am
I don't have a problem with people wanting to preserve and practice their culture here on our soil as long as they also learn and accept the American language and culture. After a few generations, most of these new immigrant families will undoubtedly assimilate with the mainstream culture. It's no different than those German, Italian, and Irish immigrants who flooded into our country during the 18/1900s. They initially formed their own communities and had their own cultures but those cultures later became a part of the American culture as we know and love today, hence the celebration of St. Patricks for example.
I'd say let nature takes its course. People will inevitably assimilate in time...forcing people to do so against their will only yield undesirable results.
If you don't like the fact that the American culture will be redefined as people from other ethnic group assimilate into our culture, then maybe you should exercise your right to whine and then leave. True patriotism is to love this country regardless of which course it takes. That, my friend, is what it means to BE AN AMERICAN.
Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on May 17, 2010 at 1:15 pm SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Rae, as soon as you get off the firewater and give up the casinos I'll sell you back my property. Time for you to assimilate into our culture or take up arms and see how far that gets you. (a la Waco).