ToDaZeD What Thing Does Not Belong

a fishy tail

The Eco-types are very worried about Invasive Species — plants and animals who invade new territories and eat the species who once lived in that place care-free.

The nomadic jellyfish (Rhopilema nomadica), originally from the Red Sea, now infests the eastern Mediterranean. Pale blue and measuring about two feet across, with thousands of stinging tentacles, these jellyfish gather in huge swarms each summer — a single swarm can extend more than 60 miles. Fishermen can’t fish during the swarming season because the jellies foul their gear and mucus coats their catch. Beachgoers stay home, resulting in estimated tourism losses of several million dollars a year. This species also blocks intake pipes at desalinization and power plants.

eww. Stingy and messy. And only one of a number of fierce species that threatens the calm, mild, fecund eco-system of the Mediterranean.

They’re coming in through the Suez canal with the ships. Now, with the expansion of the Suez canal, there is increased access for the Red Sea Invasive Species to flow north into the Mediterranean.

wha?
oh, no reason.
no parallels I can think of.

In other news,

Day Without Immigrants to Hit Washington in the Stomach

In a city where expense account meals are a central part of power players’ lives, some of Washington’s best-known restaurants will close their doors on Thursday in solidarity with a national campaign to draw attention to the power and plight of immigrants.

The campaign, spread on social media and messaging apps, has called for a “day without immigrants.” It asks foreign-born people nationwide, regardless of legal status, not to go to work or go shopping in a demonstration of the importance of their labor and consumer spending to the United States’ economy.

Kinda missing the point, there?

Lest we forget…

They may not have agreed on whether to skip school, take the day off work or refrain from all commerce today, but the hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors who turned out in major cities across the country on Monday clearly conveyed their message that immigrants are essential to the U.S. economy and deserve the right to continue living and working here. With rallies in more than 50 cities from Las Vegas to Miami, the day of protest brought together immigrants from all walks of life and appeared to overcome early concerns that rifts within the Latino community would hamper their success.

TIME – Monday, May 01, 2006

so… not so Trump-oriented after all?

Nevertheless:

With last month’s barrage of anti-immigration-enforcement protests, Americans had their fill of the issue. The sea of Mexican and Latin American flags, the scuffles in schools and other public buildings over the raising of Mexican flags, all the “reconquista” and “stolen land” rhetoric and the sight of thousands of illegal immigrants demanding citizenship had done little to gain supporters.

So when organizers insisted on continuing the offensive with a nationwide boycott aimed at crippling the nation’s economy on May 1, it was a political disaster waiting to happen. Immigrants (legal or otherwise) were urged to boycott work, school and commerce and go out and demonstrate instead.

SFGATE – Wednesday, May 10, 2006

And with all that decade-long kerfluffle, NO ONE has even approached changing the immigration system to reflect their concerns.

Maybe, speaking of missing the point:

The survey for Secure America Now found that 56 percent of Hispanic voters approve of deporting criminal illegals. Some 31 percent don’t.

What’s more, they back the president’s executive order to end the Obama administration’s “catch and release” policy at the border.

…On cutting off federal grants to sanctuary cities, 46 percent of Hispanic voters agreed, 43 percent opposed. Overall, the margin was 59 percent support to 29 percent oppose.

hm…

10 Comments!

  1. Jess
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am |

    Theoretically, when a foreigner attempts to disrupt society, or overthrow the government, they become the “enemy”, and the past shows our enemies don’t fair well in the long run.

  2. DougM (easily entertained)
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 10:25 am |

    Legal immigrants know the difference between immigration and invasion.

    People who want to be Americans are different from people who want America to be them.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 11:24 am |

    One death by illegal alien cancels one “day with out immigrants” and their unhappy power lunch sponsors users.

  4. Buzz
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm |

    ^^^^

    That’s quoteworthy, DougM.

  5. OldTexan
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm |

    Are they sure they want to make Texas Mexico again since it was part of Mexico for only 25 years when the Mexican government was unable to control much of it at all until they came up a lost a war and signed it all over to us.

    Do the dumb nuts want to make it Spain again or maybe Aztec and they can rip out some hearts to make the sun last longer every winter solstice. And as far as the indians and their claims do they want to go back before the Comanches and Kiowas had Spanish horses and drove out the tribes who had been on the land killing each other off including the coastal cannibals.

    Those good old boy plains indians treated their dogs and horses better than their women and they ate their dogs. They were great as light cavalry and masters at keeping their captives alive for days as they cut and burned parts off of their limbs and bodies. Not a life style I would like to see come back.

  6. Posted February 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm |

    So, is tomorrow going to be a day without “immigrants” crime, without “immigrants” trips to the emergency room that won’t be paid for, without “immigrants” cashing in EBT cards or some other form of government assistance, without “immigrants” taking advantage of America and American citizens – on and on? If so, then I say let’s have day without immigrants every day.

  7. Fawkes News (Moar Cowbell)
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm |

    Mmmmkay… but who did the various Native American tribes and the Spanish Conquistadors steal their land from?

  8. Blake
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm |

    “A Day Without Immigrants” means the hospital emergency rooms are not crowded to capacity here in CA.

    I should have checked to see if solidarity was shown. I suspect, however, it was not.

  9. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 16, 2017 at 9:59 pm |

    does this mean the Scots get Scotland back from the Englishers?

    or does everybody hafta go back to the fertile crescent?

    this is gonna be hard!

  10. Joe Bandmember ≠ damn right I'm not equal to that
    Posted February 18, 2017 at 11:32 am |

    The left is in an organized effort to bait the rest of us into using force to defend ourselves.

    Buy more ammo now.