Oscar: Whats a DREAM Act, MacIntosh?

MacIntosh: Lady Gaga and Groucho Marx playing Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton. Why do you ask?

Oscar: Theys wouldn’t even allow a vote in the Senate for the DREAM Act.

MacIntosh: Oh THAT dream act…its a law that would provide a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.

Oscar: Howse could that be bad?

MacIntosh: Opponents say its amnesty.

Oscar: Amnesty for being somebody’s kid?

MacIntosh: Yep. When they came here with their parents they were breaking the law.

Oscar: What were they supporsed to do so theys would not need amnesty.

MacIntosh: When they got to the border they were supposed to say “Mom, Dad, I don’t like the looks of this. You can go ahead if you must but I’m heading back to Juarez where I intend to live my infant years as a legal citizen.”

Oscar: But theys was fraidy cat little babies, huh MacIntosh?

MacIntosh: Yep. The Republicans killed the bill.

Oscar: Cuz it was written by the Democrats?

MacIntosh: Actually, most of the major provisions were co-written by Orrin Hatch and John McCain, Republican Senators along with Dick Durbin a Democrat.

Oscar: So at least they voted for it?

MacIntosh: McCain voted against….Hatch didn’t even show up to vote.

Oscar: Sos they were for it before they was against it.

MacIntosh: They realized the law had some loopholes.

Oscar: Likes what?

MacIntosh: Like irrational xenophobic racist rage in their base. But the killer was they had inserted a clause that said participants had to be of good moral character.

Oscar: Yikes….children of good moral character might believe in feedin’ the hungries and healin’ the sicks.

MacIntosh: Yep.

Oscar: If theys have good moral character they might thinks its wrong to lie your ways into an immoral war and use drones to kill innocent ladies and kids.

MacIntosh: Yep.

Oscar: If theys have good moral character they would thinks it a bad thing to torture peoples.

MacIntosh: Exactly….no way the Republicans were gonna let children like THAT become citizens.

Oscar: No way hoe-zay.




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7 Responses to DREAM Act

  1. Ziggy and Zoe says:

    American Exceptionalism.

  2. dwelchnz says:

    America has helped out…America is a place many people want to live. We have no disagreement here. Where we might disagree is with the notion that America helps out exceptionally, or is a desired place to live exceptionally. This notion of American Exceptionalism doesn’t float out here in the ROW (Rest of World).

    So yes we contributed 350m in Indonesia, something we should be proud of. Australia, with 10% of our population provided aid of 815m…Germany 674m. So yes people wait to get into the US….but there are wait list for every well off country…including a long line of US citizens trying to get into NZ.

    What all that has to do with the DREAM Act is beyond me.

    Who is responsible for 911?
    Al Queda claimed responsibility and, other than those that believe it was an inside job, that seems to be the consensus. Most of Al Queda’s money and idealogical drive come from Saudi Arabia…so if you were to blame a single country Saudi Arabia is the obvious answer. If you are asking why…there is no answer that shares much consensus. The question is what would drive men to sacrifice their lives in order to attack the U.S. I think the answer lies where you would expect to find it; some combination of religious fervor, political resentment, nationalism, patriotism, culturalism, racism, poverty, greed, fear, hate, pride, duty…essentially the same elements that have always driven men to give up their lives in war…the same elements that have always been manipulated by those in power to get men to give up their lives to war.

  3. Uncle Stever says:

    BTW that country you ran off too, those kiwi’s would be speaking Japanese down under if it wasn’t for America. If America is such a screwed up place why are so many trying to get in? No one ever had to put up wall around the US to keep its people in..

    Your suppose war criminal provided more support for Africa /AIDS than any democrat has… Perhaps a tour to SE Asia and Central Asia you can see the contrast in Governments, and what good work the USAID, and American based NGO’s are doing in the world.

    Europe failed in the Balkans, it to Americas intervention under Clinton. Looking at the devastation and response to Haiti and the tsunami of Indonesia, it was the United States which had to lead the way, because we have the lift capacity within the Navy and merchant marine strategic forces. The United States military deploys missions composed of Army and Air Force, and Navy task forces which deploy annually throughout the worlds impoverish areas providing free medical and dental care. Performing need medical operations, and civil engineering projects.

    If you bothered to actually see whats being done in manpower, logistics, resources and funds combined and what results are being accomplished.

    I do feel we should cut off all American government funding of aid programs through the State Department to nations who are not friendly to America….

    US Expats don’t impress me, I’ve seen enough among the middle-east, Africa, and other lands. When the shit hits the fan the Expat are more than happy the see the Navy and Marines haul their asses out the fire…

    Well who in your view is responsible for 911?

  4. Uncle Stever says:

    Not every immigrant deserves or is entitled to citizenship nor should they…

  5. Uncle Stever says:

    I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

  6. Uncle Stever says:

    Good moral character

    You in anyway familiar with the requirements?, forms?, process? resident aliens, and “legal Immigrants” most complete to receive a green card, permanent residency, citizenship?

    Yah restrict entry to Nazi’s, Communists, murderers, rapists etc….

    Yah life is so “unfair”….

    Immoral war? War by nature is immoral… War was “forced upon us on 911.

    Drone attacks yes innocents are killed in war when the enemy uses them as shields…

    I got one question….

    Why do you have no outrage with this “catch and release” of terrorists and insurgents on the battlefield. I would assume capturing the enemy and removing from the fight would reduce further loses of our own troops and noncombatants on the battlefield.

    Why do you show no outrage with Pakistan providing haven for terrorists, Saudi’s that fund them, or more recent not one word from this blog…..
    COMPLETE SILENCE when Venezuela gave dictatorial power to Chavez? Huge purchase of weapons from Russia.
    The outrage against North Korea for shelling and killing innocent free people in S. Korea? Sinking of a S. Korean warship?

    America is a source of good in this world…..

    “A people that have forgotten their heritage,are a people who have lost faith in themselves”. -Winston S. Churchill

    • dwelchnz says:

      Most people believe their countries are a source of good in the world. Americans believe that, Russians believe that, the English, New Zealanders, Pakistani….they all believe that. I have heard much of the world used to believe “America was a source of good in this world”. That certainly was not true by the time I emigrated in 2005…and its only become worse. The Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive war is seen as anything but benevolent. And we have a former leader that is a self-confessed war criminal without much pushback. How would you feel about the benevolence of Russia if Putin confessed to war crimes and the country looked the other way because his legal minister said it was OK?

      America is seen by the world, in my view, much more realistically than America sees itself or Americans view other countries. It has used its power to serve its own interests…and thats the way all countries act. Nothing special about that except America has a lot of force. As for Venezuela….I don’t cover Venezuelan politics on this blog. Is your concern about Venezuela based on the “freedom” of its people (who elected Chavez in an open election) or its reservoirs of oil. There are those self interest again.

      If there is empirical evidence that a country is a source of good in this world it would be in their levels of foreign aid. Based on aid as a percentage of GDP Americans can feel reasonable good about themselves…they are 22nd in the world and can stand behind 21 other countries in that feeling of self worth.

      Official Development Assistance (ODA) from 2000 to 2003
      Select a linked column heading to change sort order
      ODA in U.S. Dollars (Millions) ODA as GNP Percentage
      Country 2000 2001 2002 2003 2000 2001 2002 2003
      1. Norway 1,264 1,346 1,746 2,043 0.8 0.83 0.91 0.92
      2. Denmark 1,664 1,599 1,632 1,747 1.06 1.01 0.96 0.84
      3. Netherlands 3,075 3,155 3,377 4,059 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.81
      4. Luxembourg 116 142 143 189 0.7 0.8 0.78 0.8
      5. Sweden 1,813 1,576 1,754 2,100 0.81 0.76 0.74 0.7
      6. Belgium 812 866 1,061 1,887 0.36 0.37 0.42 0.61
      7. Ireland 239 285 397 510 0.3 0.33 0.41 0.41
      8. France 4,221 4,293 5,182 7,337 0.33 0.34 0.36 0.41
      9. Switzerland 888 908 933 1,297 0.34 0.34 0.32 0.38
      10. United Kingdom 4,458 4,659 4,749 6,166 0.31 0.32 0.3 0.34
      11. Finland 371 389 466 556 0.31 0.33 0.35 0.34
      12. Germany 5,034 4,879 5,359 6,694 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.28
      13. Canada 1,722 1,572 2,013 2,209 0.25 0.23 0.28 0.26
      14. Spain 1,321 1,748 1,608 2,030 0.24 0.3 0.25 0.25
      15. Australia 995 852 962 1,237 0.27 0.25 0.25 0.25
      16. New Zealand 116 111 124 169 0.26 0.25 0.23 0.23
      17. Portugal 261 267 282 298 0.26 0.25 0.24 0.21
      18. Greece 216 194 295 356 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.21
      19. Japan 13,062 9,678 9,220 8,911 0.27 0.23 0.23 0.2
      20. Austria 461 457 475 503 0.25 0.25 0.23 0.2
      21. Italy 1,368 1,493 2,313 2,393 0.13 0.14 0.2 0.16
      22. United States 9,581 10,884 12,900 15,791 0.1 0.11 0.12 0.14
      Source: OECD Web site

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