Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
I'm looking forward to looking back on all this. -- Sandra Knell
Good question from Gleeful Extremist
Indian Nation Overrun With Illegal Immigrants
Now this should present quite a conundrum for the lefties. An Indian nation on the Arizona border has been using all its resources to fight illegal immigration with 69 officers covering an area the size of Connecticut. Now, if you're a lefty, do you feel sorry for the noble Indians whose territory is being overrun, or do you feel more for the immigrants?
SELLS, Ariz. — Each day, at least 1,500 illegal Mexican immigrants cross a makeshift border into southern Arizona’s Tohono O’odham Indian Nation
Tribal Police Chief Richard Saunders is responsible for the area the size of Connecticut, and in March alone his officers and federal Border Patrol (search) agents captured more than 16,000 illegal immigrants.
Zee from Politics Askew gives an introduction to herself:
I'm an American. Even during my hippie days, it meant something to me. I've never had a problem with it. Apparently there are those in the world who do. I've never been a political animal, it always having been something I could comfortably ignore. Until now. My politics have become an 'a la carte' adventure, a mosaic still being created. I have much to study, much to learn. But here is what I do know. I am frigging American to the bone and, the greatest threat to western civilization that I have so far espied is the one who comes riding in on the Trojan Horse of Liberalism. The Left. So, be warned. Hell hath no fury as a woman who has found her allegiance and rediscovered her country. I'm an American.
And she goes on from there into a kicking-butt-blog. Give a look and a bookmark.
PERILS OF PARENTHOOD
The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex. Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family's status, she consulted the family doctor. The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms. Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the woman told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms. The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother saying: "Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!"
[thanks to Jimmy, Ayden, NC]
Is it just me or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? Also they track her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. I think the solution is to give every illegal alien a cow.
[thanks to Greg, Ayden, NC]
Note to Indigo readers:
Both Jimmy and Greg are life-long old buddies of mine; high school friends; football team mates of my deceased husband; Korean-era veterans. They epitomize the "old friends are the best friends" axiom, and while I admire and enjoy my new-found cyber friends, these old boys (in their 70s now) are very close to my heart. They send me e-mail frequently, but I have never known either of them to promote lies or distortions. They have certainly earned the right to a military and/or political opinion, since they were in service to our country before most bloggers were born. They don't have blogs and I give them some space here occasionally. So if I paste something from them that is in contrast to your political positions, just skip over Indigo that day, ok? I'm considering getting comments up again to give a voice to readers who must 'file a complaint' about something posted here. Then, I can send "fiskings" directly to the source and stay out of the fall-out. Reminding you again of Danny Glover's famous line. Plus, the skunk maxim from my Grandpappy.
"Every religion and spiritual tradition emphasizes the need to love thy neighbor. The 'higher way' of Buddhism says that compassion is the ultimate road to Nirvana. Gandhi emphasized peace and love rather than hatred. The Koran says that the hereafter is based on good deeds here and now. The Golden Rule is all about doing good."
~~ Harold Koenig, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health at Duke University Medical Center.