ToDaZeD Weaponized Fauxoutrage [Fout-rage]

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Ought there be any preferences — discrimination??? — as we consider whom of the teeming billions of people on this planet we will allow to come join our country?

So many seem to want to come here. Ought we to consider why they want to come here rather than to Rwanda or Germany or Greenland?

President Trump threw his support Wednesday behind a Senate bill that would cut legal immigration in half and impose a merit-based system, giving preference to English-speaking immigrants who demonstrate job skills and curtailing the traditional pipeline that rewarded extended family ties.

so… No immigrant version of Cousin Eddy?

“This legislation demonstrates our compassion for struggling American families who deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first and that puts America first,” said Mr Trump.

To what obscure principle could he possibly be referring, here?? Could it possibly be …… ???

The intersection of the supply and demand curves for labor indicates the equilibrium, or market clearing, wage rate for certain types of labor.

Oh! The theory that bringing in a huge number of workers willing to accept a lower wage actually lowers the wage a market??? Amazing…

Well, this Raaaadical™, historically proven idea could not possibly go unchallenged.

Speaking of History, here’s a bit of an article from 1918 about Ellis Island. [piles of facinatng contemporary articles at the linky]

…the inspector knows that he is placed as a guardian of the safety and welfare of his country. He is charged with the execution of an intricate and iron-bound set of laws and regulations, into which his personal feelings and inclinations must not be allowed to enter. Any lapse into too great leniency is a betrayal of his trust. …

Historically, the Idea was to accept only those immigrants who were well enough and skilled enough to support themselves and not become a drain. Perhaps those who had something to contribute to the building of a nation…

The agitation for a literacy test rests upon two main groups of arguments. The first class includes the efforts to show that literacy, in itself, is a desirable qualification for citizenship, economically, serially, and politically.

…it is a test which any normal alien could prepare himself to meet if he were willing to make the effort. It does not seem too much to require of one who wishes to become a member of the American body politic, that he take the pains to equip himself with the rudiments of an education before presenting himself.

Not just speaking English but literate in it???!?
Raaaacist!!!1!!™ …or something

Speaking of Raaaacist!!!1!!™

“The biggest flaw in this proposal is the notion that there are long lines of Americans waiting to pick fruit and to work in hospitals and hotels and restaurants and meat-processing plants,” [Dick] Durbin told reporters Wednesday. “Exactly the opposite is true. These are hard, dirty, sweaty jobs that many immigrants go to because that’s what immigrants do. They take the toughest jobs with the lowest pay.”

erm…. A permanent underclass of “dirty, sweaty” brown people is your goal?

As the Dept of “Agriculture” is pushing to make 50% of the population dependent on food stamps, maybe it is.

Yesterday a rather humorous yet demonstrative clash of Visions took place with Stephen Miller [Policy Advisor] the WH reporters:

[Jim Acosta] But this whole notion of “well, they have to learn English before they get to the United States,” are we just going to bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?

[MILLER] Jim, it’s actually — I have to honestly say I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English. It’s actually — it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind –

…This an amazing moment. That you think only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English is so insulting to millions of hardworking immigrants who do speak English from all over the world.

…Jim, that is one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant, and foolish things you’ve ever said, and for you that’s still a really — the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong and so insulting.

Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it…

[Acosta] What you’re proposing, or what the President is proposing here does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration. The Statue of Liberty says, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer.

Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you’re telling them you have to speak English?

[MILLER] Jim, let’s talk about this. In 1970, when we let in 300,000 people a year, was that violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land? In the 1990s, when it was half-a-million a year, was it violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land?

…Tell me what years meet Jim Acosta’s definition of the Statue of Liberty poem law of the land. So you’re saying a million a year is the Statue of Liberty number? 900,000 violates it? 800,000 violates it?

RTWT – or watch eweToob [or BTF]

Miller cut Teh Stupid off at the knees, burned it to the ground, hauled it up and dragged it behind the woodshed to kick its arse, then brought it back out front to give it a Nuclear Wedgie.

I want to see Moar of That!

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11 Comments!

  1. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted August 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm |

    Yep,
    I always thought it was pretty simple:
    • Those who come here to be good Americans, to become one of us, are welcome (as my father and grandparents were).
    • Those who come here to steal our wealth (live on welfare), do us harm (criminals, psychos, disease carriers, and terrorists), won’t assimilate (colonists), or want to change our way of life (subversives, islamists, statists, etc.) are frikkin’ invaders.

  2. mech
    Posted August 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm |

    And when did the sentimental poem afterthought become law?
    Yet another ignorant misunderstanding of US History.
    Prolly lots of people out there were wagging their heads agreeing with that false statement as they watched the exchange.
    Most from public indoctrination centers (schools) that were taught little of value or fact to make informed decisions on civic responsibility (except to look forward to the next vote to make recreational cannabis legal–which they will then want illegals to do the work they are too stoned to do)

  3. Posted August 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm |

    In Canada, you’re expected to bring skills that are needed. Why should we be any different?

  4. Dave
    Posted August 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm |

    That’s what happens when you come prepared.
    ie: Bring a bazooka to a dirt clod snoball fight.

  5. Bobo the Hobo
    Posted August 4, 2017 at 4:28 am |

    Sean Spicer won the interwebs with his hilarious tweet: Hey, @CNN Jim Acosta will be late getting back to the office. He’s stopping by the doctor to have Stephen Miller’s foot removed from his ass.

  6. Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:20 am |

    dick durbin says, “The biggest flaw in this proposal is the notion that there are long lines of Americans waiting to pick fruit and to work in hospitals and hotels and restaurants and meat-processing plants,”
    There sure as hell would be if the masses of Americans weren’t on the government teat – generation after generation. End that, pronto, and we’ll see how quickly those lines form (after the riots, of course).

  7. OldFert
    Posted August 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm |

    3^ Max Redline: “In Canada, you’re expected to bring skills that are needed.”
    Maybe that’s why streisand, cher, and amy schumer, and however many others never moved there… No skills.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm |

    ^ that’s why streisand, cher, and amy schumer, and however many others never moved there… No skills.
    Nah, that’s not why. Only draft dodgers ran to Canada, and doncha know they’re all patriots and waiting for the draft.

  9. Blake
    Posted August 5, 2017 at 6:17 am |

    The whole immigration thing is merely the GOPe and the Dems fighting for new voters.

    However, the GOPe is stupid enough to think they’re going to get votes from immigrants over the Dems, who have over a 100 years of practice when it comes to making sure people vote “the right way.”

  10. OldFert
    Posted August 5, 2017 at 8:57 am |

    6^ bo1921 Durbin says there are no “…long lines of Americans waiting to pick fruit and to work in hospitals and hotels and restaurants and meat-processing plants…”

    Of course we know where this would lead. Labor cost increases to attract labor. Increased labor costs yield product cost increases. Some smart guy figures a way to automate/mechanize. That automation/mechanization becomes less cost-prohibitive, and therefore mechanization happens.

  11. Nomen Nescio
    Posted August 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm |

    ^ mechanization happens and productivity rises, cost of goods goes down, demand rises and the demand for skilled labor (designing and maintaining the machines) goes up. Smart people see the resulting high wages for skilled labor, attain skills and the American dream is alive. Less smart people do what they always do.